Can GOP, Obama find common ground? New Congress eyes Keystone, ObamaCare, tax code

by
November 6, 2014

Building the Keystone XL oil pipeline, overhauling the tax code and easing “excessive” regulations blamed for slow economic growth are at the top of the agenda for the new Republican majority in Congress.

But absent from a Wall Street Journal opinion piece penned by House Speaker John Boehner and presumptive Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is any mention of immigration, which President Obama has vowed to pursue via the executive pen. The president also vowed to veto any attempts to repeal ObamaCare — which is front and center on the Boehner/McConnell agenda.

All of these and more are expected to be put on the table Friday, when Obama and Republican congressional leaders meet face-to-face for a White House summit.

The meeting on Friday could offer the first real clues as to whether the next two years will bring gridlock and partisan warfare — or some breakthroughs.

Boehner and McConnell, in their op-ed, said the GOP agenda will center around jobs and the economy, and changing policies that hinder growth. They pointed to several initiatives passed by the House, “only to gather dust in a Democratic-controlled Senate.”

No comments yet - you can be the first!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Keep the Fake News Media in check.

Don’t let the MSM censor your news as America becomes Great Again. Over 500,000 Americans receive our daily dose of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness along with Breaking News direct to their inbox—and you can too. Sign up to receive news and views from The 1776Coalition!

We know how important your privacy is and your information is SAFE with us. We’ll never sell
your email address and you can unsubscribe at any time directly from your inbox.
View our full privacy policy.