Lawmakers Plot Ambitious Agenda Should Trump, GOP Prevail in ’24

Thu Jun 13, 2024 AT 9:38 AM EDT

House Speaker Mike Johnson met with Senate Republicans on Wednesday to begin setting an ambitious agenda for Washington if former President Donald Trump is reelected and Republicans win control of the Senate and keep their House majority. 

Johnson pitched GOP senators on tax and spending cuts and regulatory reforms during a meeting ahead of Trump’s visit to Capitol Hill on Thursday. 

Feeling the Senate majority is within their reach, Senate Republicans are discussing what proposals to include in a special budget reconciliation package — or multiple packages — to get around the filibuster

Extending the Trump-era tax cuts, which expire at the end of next year, is at the top of the list, but Republican senators are also pitching a big increase in defense spending and cuts to mandatory government spending to reduce the projected federal deficit. Read Full Story

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