Paul Ryan: 'Not in our nation's interest' to kick out Dreamers

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According to a source in the room, Brady told Republicans at conference Wednesday that "the stakes are higher than ever that we deliver this year".

Some of the Problem Solvers members were at the White House on Wednesday afternoon, and a conversation about DACA was expected to come up, New Jersey Democrat Josh Gottheimer said. "And then the process really hinges on the budget getting past the House and Senate and giving us the reconciliation instructions to go bold on tax reform".

Pelosi and her lieutenants had requested a meeting with Ryan shortly after Trump chose to end the DACA program in March of next year unless Congress can resolve the issue.

"The speaker has said he wants Congress to address DACA as the president has called for, but he has not endorsed any one measure and has said border security will need to be a part of the solution", Ryan's spokeswoman, AshLee Strong, said in an email confirming the meeting. "That is more important than anything else".

"Tax reform should not be revenue neutral", he said in a speech. But the failure of the GOP health-care legislation, which included a almost $1 trillion revenue cut, has scrambled party leaders' plans.

That's left them with no major legislative achievements during Trump's initial year in office, despite GOP control of the White House and Congress.

"I think the wealthy will be pretty much where they are", Trump said before a meeting with Democrats at the White House about the tax cut effort.

Still, President Trump declared, "The rich will not be gaining at all with this plan".

The conflicting statements have made it hard for lawmakers to predict what might fill in the gaps left by a one-page tax blueprint that the White House released in April. Although the administration has not provided specifics on its plan, House Republicans have embraced an approach that would lower the top individual rate from 39.6 percent to 33 percent, which would be enormously beneficial to the wealthiest Americans.

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Asked if he was confident Trump would push for conservative reform, given his cooperation with Democrats last week on the debt ceiling, Ryan said, "Yes". In Wednesday morning tweets, Trump promised "the biggest Tax Cut & Tax Reform package in the history of our country" and urged Congress to move fast.

"The president is committed to sticking by his commitment that a physical structure is what is needed to help protect America", White House legislative director Marc Short told reporters at a breakfast Tuesday sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor.

"The House will begin with the bill and we will continue to have work to do after the framework is laid out", Brady told reporters. "We want to see if we can do something in a bipartisan fashion so that we can solve the DACA problem and other immigration problems".

The Senate Republican leader and members of the Budget Committee are scrambling to come up with a budget deal to clear the way for the first tax overhaul in three decades. "The House, the Senate and the White House are starting from the same page and the same outline, and then the tax writers are going to take it from there on the details". They are also debating whether to make the tax cuts retroactive so that they impact all income earned in 2017, or whether to make the changes prospective, impacting income earned in 2018 and beyond.

Almost everyone in Washington agrees - they want a solution to the pending DACA expiration.

The meeting, also confirmed by several other aides in both parties, is a signal that congressional leaders are indeed trying to build support for a broader plan that would pair some kind of legislation to deal with dreamers - the common term for DACA recipients - with a plan to expand security along the U.S. -Mexico border.

Ryan said that Republicans plan to use the reconciliation process, allowing the bill to pass with just a simple majority in the upper chamber.

He says his primary concerns are the middle class and passing a plan that may boost jobs. Conservatives went along, only to see leaders struggle and fail to follow through on that promise. "We're all for tax reform", said Rep. Scott Perry, a conservative. Ryan said a physical wall doesn't need to be constructed along the entire boundary, citing "circumstances on the ground that dictate how we do border security". "You get burned once".