Republicans prepared to release details of tax plan in upcoming weeks

Trump is the Leader of the GOP, not an “Independent”

Trump is the Leader of the GOP, not an “Independent”

REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstFormer White House political adviser Steve Bannon believes that the Republicans may lose their hold in Congress if they continue to disagree on the cancellation of DACA.

Ryan said Wednesday that after the tax draft is released the week of September 25 a detailed version will be readied in hopes of action by the House later this fall. "I'm sure they just want to keep going along where they do these six-month continuing resolutions, where they don't do normal course budgeting, where they don't deliver on major tax overhaul, which we have not done in this country for three decades". It's not that Republicans aren't on board with getting something done, but there's just one huge thing missing: details of a tax plan of any kind. Centerpiece of the Republican initiative is a simpler tax system with fewer rates.

The White House, though, sees a need for Democratic involvement.

Manchin says he does not expect the plan would target popular tax deductions for mortgage interest and charitable giving.

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Even the New York Times - which Trump loves to refer to as a "failing" newspaper - published a piece praising the president for his alleged bipartisan deal-making ability.

As they dined at the White House Tuesday evening on breaded veal and pie, President Donald Trump, his top economic advisers and a small, bipartisan group of USA senators had a wide-ranging discussion with a focus on tax reform that left Pennsylvania's Pat Toomey feeling hopeful.

Invited lawmakers reportedly include Donnelly and Democratic Sens. John Thune of North Dakota, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Orrin Hatch, of Utah.

The two men dined at the White House Thursday night and discussed legislative challenges ahead for the fall, a get-together that was scheduled over Congress' August recess, long before the head-spinning events of this week.

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Mr Bannon, whose far-right views on immigration, climate and trade helped shape Mr Trump's presidential campaign and his first months in office, was sacked by the Republican president last month in a push to end factional fights within the White House. Cruz was appearing at a "Talking Tax Reform" forum sponsored by the Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan research group, in Washington.

Democratic Senator Joe Manchin told CBS News that Trump "was adamant this is not a tax cut for the rich" and that the White House was "very aggressive" on the need for a bipartisan plan.

Some House conservatives who had insisted on spending cuts instead of a debt ceiling hike tied with Harvey relief fund have begun questioning Paul Ryan's leadership after Republicans were forced to swallow a vote to increase the debt ceiling without corresponding spending cuts.

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