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House, Senate Republicans Divided Over Next Legislative Steps

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By    |   Friday, 05 January 2018 10:53 AM

Heading into a critical strategy session with President Donald Trump this weekend, House and Senate Republicans are divided about what they should tackle next legislatively, Axios reports.

House Speaker Paul Ryan and the conservative wing want to beat Democrats over the head with reconciliation and hammer out healthcare and/or entitlement reform; Mitch McConnell, sporting a one-seat majority in the Senate, not so much, Axios reports.

Instead, McConnell wants to pursue bipartisan legislation.

What does the president want to do? Ryan and McConnell and GOP leaders will find out over weekend meetings that start Friday at Camp David.

One option for House Republicans: Force the issue and use their majority to pass legislation that would cut spending, pleasing their base ahead of 2018 midterms, Axios reports.

They are the chamber that can boast passage of healthcare reform and a bill that includes changes to Medicaid.

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Heading into a critical strategy session with President Donald Trump this weekend, House and Senate Republicans are divided about what they should tackle next legislatively, Axios reports.
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