Wed, Sept 6, 2017: Trump meets with Congressional leaders, says he has ‘no second thoughts’ on DACA decision

Meeting with congressional leaders from both parties, President Trump said Wednesday he has no regrets about his decision to end the program giving illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. at a young age a reprieve from deportation.

Asked by a reporter before the meeting about his Tuesday announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program, Trump replied: “No second thoughts.”

The administration argues then-President Obama didn’t have the authority to enact the DACA policy in 2012. Trump is now asking Congress to take up the issue. Continue reading “Wed, Sept 6, 2017: Trump meets with Congressional leaders, says he has ‘no second thoughts’ on DACA decision”

Tue, June 6, 2017: Trump meets with Republican leaders to put together legislative agenda

Amid low approval ratings, disputatious tweet storms, and the looming congressional testimony of fired FBI Director James Comey, President Trump is trying to move forward on something basic to all administrations: A legislative agenda.

Trump held meetings Wednesday with Republican members of Congress to try to build momentum on proposals such as health care, which is stalled on Capitol Hill, and his highly-touted tax reform plan and infrastructure upgrades, which don’t yet have any specific bills written to allow them to move through Congress.

“We’re going to get to work and get it done,” Trump said at a meeting with GOP House and Senate leaders, pledging action on health care, tax reform, infrastructure, and border security, including a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border.

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