The president was having lunch with some members of the Senate Finance Committee ahead of what was expected to be a series of contentious votes in the full Senate later in the week over proposed changes to the labyrinth US tax code. In a boost for the measure, the Senate Budget Committee advanced the bill to the full Senate on a 12-11 vote.
The pending tax bill can advance without fear of a Democratic filibuster in the Senate, but Trump and congressional Republicans need Democratic help to advance this year's long-delayed round of spending bills.
The House passed its version of tax-reform legislation on November 16, 227-205.
In another tweet as he returned to Washington from his Thanksgiving holiday at his oceanfront resort along the Atlantic Ocean in Florida, Trump said, "Senate Republicans will hopefully come through for all of us". While Republicans claim that future lawmakers will extend the tax cuts, that's no guarantee for the people who will be hurt if they don't.
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And I don't want to cause any kind of jealousy or something like that, because I'm basically first Trump wife. About 150 volunteers from 29 states spent more than 1,600 hours decorating the White House .
Trump met at the White House with Ryan and McConnell, where he was upbeat about the prospects for the tax bill.
Republican Senate leaders want to pass the plan later this week. Republicans are using special Senate budget rules to pass the bill with a simple majority, and they have made little effort to win Democratic support for the plan. The changes, if adopted, would be the biggest USA tax overhaul in three decades. The House would keep individuals' state and local property tax deduction, which the Senate bill would eliminate. Some taxes paid by wealthy Americans would be repealed. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.), who appeared with a group of Senate Democrats Tuesday that told reporters they stand ready to pursue a bipartisan tax bill with Republicans.
As written, the bill would widen the US budget deficit by an estimated $1.4 trillion over 10 years.
Senator Bob Corker, one of few remaining Republican fiscal hawks in Congress, said he worked out a deal satisfying his concerns that the tax cuts add too much to the national debt. Details were not immediately available.
Sunny skies and warming temperatures to start the week
We'll go from the 60s on Saturday , down to the 50s on Sunday , then eventually back to the 60s through the middle of next week. Highs will be in the 60s from Friday through the weekend, with sunshine returning for Saturday and Sunday .
It is possible that Corker wants the bill to move into debate so that such a measure can be introduced.
Republican Senator Ron Johnson voted for the bill in the budget committee, even though he had said it does not cut taxes deeply enough for some non-corporate businesses. Shortly afterward, he told Pelosi and Schumer he would sign legislation protecting those immigrants, provided Democrats made concessions of their own on border security.
Washington faces a December 8 deadline to pass a temporary spending bill to stave off a shutdown.
On a shutdown, Trump said, "If it happens it's going to be over illegals pouring into the country, crime pouring into the country, no border wall, which everyone wants".
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Mr Gates is now second in the Index with $89,1bn, followed by Warren Buffet ($78.7bn) and Spain's Armancio Ortega ($75.9bn). Over the summer, he tweeted a request for short-term philanthropic ideas aimed at helping people in the here and now.