Congress will move on three key issues sitting on President Donald Trump's plate — healthcare, tax reform, and the budget — by September, tax expert Grover Norquist told Newsmax TV.
Norquist appeared on "America Talks Live" and told host Bill Tucker he believes it will be a productive few months in Washington.
After noting members of the Senate have been regularly meeting to hash out a healthcare bill and a version of the White House budget that was given to Congress last month, Norquist said the trio of big issues will be resolved soon.
"You have the budget, you have tax reform, and you have healthcare reform," said Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. "This will get done by September and at the end of September people are going to go, 'pretty impressive year,' while the press was out focused on hearings.
"That's OK. The press can do that. They're not getting in the way. The establishment press is not getting in the way of real work getting done."
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Norquist also advocated for cutting federal funding to programs such as Medicaid and food stamps, letting the states handle them instead.
"When we talk about getting rid of Obamacare you're really talking about block granting Medicaid, which is a big deal – tremendous savings over the next 100 years," he said. "And then we need to do the same thing and block grant food stamps and the job training programs and the housing subsidies.
"Send those out to the states. Let confident states do it well. Save money and no longer allow the federal government to bankrupt states by pushing regulations and cost out into the states."
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