Congressional Republicans pledge swift action on Trump's agenda

Congressional Republicans pledge swift action on Trump's agenda

Blake Casey
November 14, 2016

"Let's just stipulate that every single Republican thought Obamacare was a mistake, without exception", he said.

No one quite knew the answer. Mr Trump often returned fire, notably when Mr Ryan said he could no longer defend Mr Trump's more incendiary remarks and disinvited him from a campaign swing in Wisconsin. Ryan on Thursday will also meet with Vice President-elect Mike Pence.

Support for extensive deportation is generally between 15 and 20 percent in polls, with about three-quarters wanting those who have been here for years to stay, and a majority wanting them to be given a path to citizenship. Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Sen.

"Many of his proposals would face a certain filibuster in the Senate", predicted Jim Manley, a Democratic consultant and former top Senate aide. And if Schumer takes his caucus too far to the left, he's bound to could put his moderates in a hard political spot. There are many examples of big-government ideas that Trump favors that might run into GOP opposition, but this is probably chief among them because of the price tag. She beat Republican Rep. Joe Heck, who struggled with sharing the ticket with Donald Trump, first endorsing and then un-endorsing Trump to the disgust of some GOP voters. "I will denounce my party and chastise them if they play that game".

Officials say the pressure does increase for Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, who is a Democrat, and is capable of breaking a tie in the Senate. This is definitively the end of the Clinton era, and they're looking at people like Julian Castro, the secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and his brother, U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro; also Sen.

"It's time for the country to come together and heal the bitter wounds from this campaign", Schumer said in a statement.

Schumer is now the No. 3 Senate Democrat.

McCrory remained locked in a race with Democrat Roy Cooper that remained too close to call early Wednesday. He gets to keep his job as Senate Majority Leader.

Tuesday's results were a disaster for Democrats.

But it could mean changes in future races from local political parties.

Just one Democratic incumbent had lost by Wednesday, Nebraska's Brad Ashford.

Some Democrats said they think the party could bounce back and gain the upper hand during redistricting. And though Ryan and McConnell both had well-publicized reservations about Trump, both were quick to declare that the newly elected president deserved the credit. In a statement Wednesday, Sanders said Trump had "tapped into the anger of a declining middle class that is sick and exhausted of establishment economics, establishment politics and the establishment media". "So I'm committed to work with the new majority party and try to resolve these issues".

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But in Mr Ryan, Mr Trump has a built-in policy factory with a largely supportive caucus.

"This is the kind of unified Republican government that we set out to deliver", he told reporters in his hometown of Janesville, Wis.

Ilhan Omar became the US' first Somali-American legislator, with victory in a House race in Minnesota.

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But a chunk of House conservatives who were completely unprepared for a Trump win admit that they expected to be hatching plans on how to deal with an expected Democratic takeover of the Senate.

The last time the same political party controlled the White House and both houses of Congress was during Obama's first two years in office, when the Democrats enacted the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) with no input from the Republican minority.

This is another issue on which the GOP base is largely with Trump, but GOP leaders and many Republicans in Congress aren't.

McConnell held a wide-ranging news conference in the Capitol where he discussed the election, his priorities for the post-election lame duck session and the new Congress. As upbeat as he was about the results, he couldn't hide the reality that he has many differences with the surprise victor of the White House.

"I hope we don't go and do what was done in Wisconsin", Homan said, noting that's where Republicans "gutted" the bargaining law. "I would say we have term limits now, they're called elections. And it will not be on the agenda in the Senate", he said.

And McConnell pointedly disagreed with Trump's criticism of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. I think there's so much dissatisfaction with how the Democrats have led this state. Some exceptions included family members and weapons used for hunting, self-defense, lawful competitions and shooting range activities. "The fact is we had a momentum going with Hillary's campaign".

As for mass deportations, Mexico's deputy interior minister for migration said Wednesday they do not expect that to happen soon.

"We've been given a temporary lease on power, if you will", McConnell said.