House Speaker, Ryan takes giant step towards tax reform bill


House Speaker, Ryan takes giant step towards tax reform bill

"Build that wall", Mr. Trump said.

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday that the government shutdown threatened by President Donald Trump is unnecessary and not wanted by lawmakers in Congress. And in the end, Trump is not likely to alienate forever GOP leaders - given the ongoing Russian Federation investigation.

"We all need to make clear there is no moral relativism when it comes to neo-Nazis", Ryan said.

Ryan used his visit to the technology giant to talk about tax reform. "We made a promise, we ran on this, we said this is necessary, this is what we're gonna do".

"I am just excited to be here at Intel's headquarters", Ryan said.

When Congress returns after Labor Day, it will have much to do - lift the debt ceiling, pass a spending bill to keep the lights on at federal agencies, fund children's health insurance, reauthorize a federal flood insurance program - and little time to do it.

"I'm not going to get into differences on that, only to say that we recognize, acknowledge and believe you need to maintain the mortgage interest deduction, whether it can be improved in how it works - that's the discussion we'll have in an ongoing basis", Ryan said.

"I don't think a government shutdown is necessary and I don't think most people want to see a government shutdown, ourselves included", the leader of the Republican-controlled House said at a news conference in OR where he was promoting tax reform. Ryan told reporters that too many people give their money to the government then politicians decide which good deeds will give them a tax break. Even before Trump's threat Tuesday night, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. was warning clients that there was a 50 percent chance of a government shutdown.

The Speaker said, "I've been focused on this literally my adult life". And Democrats have sworn they will not vote for the increase if the debt ceiling bill contains funding for the wall. Trump is making noise about not raising the debt ceiling, a routine matter wherein Congress allows the Treasury to issue debt to allow the country to pay its bills.



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