Congressional GOP pledges swift action on Trump's agenda

The two men, who have been harshly critical of each other for years, were meeting for the first time, Trump said.

"We're going to look very strongly at immigration.at health care, and we're looking at jobs - big league jobs", he said afterward.

Already, Ryan has phoned Trump twice since the NY developer won the race to the White House, defeating Hillary Clinton -- and winning Ryan's home state of Wisconsin, the first Republican presidential candidate to do so since Ronald Reagan in 1984.

"Gotta export. And with that, it's preferable to have a trade bill", Roberts said, adding of Trump: "I don't think he's opposed to trade bills". These are judges that actually respect the laws, respect the Constitution.

"We're on the same page", he repeatedly told Fox's Baier when asked about repealing Obamacare, immigration policy, and deregulation. "And we will apply those principles to the problems of the day". We believe in the Constitution. "And I would be shocked if we didn't move forward, keeping our commitment to the American people".

Besides Trump's wishes for the early days of his administration, also left unresolved is how to handle the immediate necessity of funding the federal government past December 9.

In essence, the new president will come on board with what appears to be total control of all the three arms of the United States federal government, because he will also have a hand in appointing a supreme court judge, which could tilt the favour towards conservatives.

McConnell, who maintained his majority on election night, smiled as he walked in front of throngs of reporters with Trump by his side.

"It's time for the country to come together and heal the bitter wounds from this campaign", Schumer said in a statement. "And the importance of bringing this country together".


"Look at these issues". And we'll soon get to see just how strong that relationship is as Congress makes some spending decisions.

At that point, Trump may also call on McConnell to eliminate the filibuster, an obstructionist tool in the Senate that functionally requires 60 votes in that chamber. "This is an enormous feat".

Ryan said Republicans in Congress also would coordinate with Trump on the upcoming lame duck session on what can be achieved. During the debates, Trump said that Hillary Clinton deserved to be in jail, and many House Republicans were fuming that the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced her use of a private email server didn't warrant a Justice Department prosecution. "... Many of our fellow citizens feel alienated and have lost faith in our core institutions".

With some votes still being counted, they won a handful of new seats in the House.

But Trump has kept silent on Ryan since, and Tuesday's results - which included better-than-expected showings by Republicans in both the House and the Senate - have quieted a great deal of the internal unrest that threatened to end Ryan's speakership if Democrats had kept control of the White House. He connected in ways with people that no one else did.

The speaker, just like most everyone else in official Washington, was surprised by the reality star turned candidate's upset Tuesday, but was quick to give him credit for tapping into a sentiment other politicians didn't appear to grasp. "With unified Republican government, we can fix this". Cruz termed Trump's win "an awesome victory for the American worker".

Also, Trump has argued he will roll back gains of Obamacare, by amending sections of the famous Affordable Care Act which Obama signed in 2010 to guarantee about 22 million more Americans of medical insurance.

"It's a pretty high item on our agenda", McConnell said of Obamacare Wednesday. "Think about the ranchers in the West who are being harassed by the Interior Department, or the laid off timber workers". This is good for our country. The GOP Congress is likely to roll back new consumer protections, such as the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform passed in 2010 and the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which was set up by Elizabeth Warren before she was elected a MA senator, and has gone after sectors like the payday loan industry. We can restore the Constitution.

Many in the party are now eager to show that it can synthesise long-held conservative principles with Mr Trump's worldview. "This is very exciting".


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