clear
Saturday September 23rd, 2017 10:28AM

White House: Trump to dine with Schumer and Pelosi

By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will have dinner with Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday night, the latest overture by the Republican president to work with his adversaries.

The White House said that Trump had invited the two Democratic leaders to dinner, more than week after the president reached an agreement with Schumer and Pelosi — despite objections from Republicans — on a three-month agreement to raise the debt ceiling, keep the government running and speed hurricane relief to states. The president and the congressional leaders are expected to discuss the fall deadlines facing Congress.

Trump has said he's simply doing "what the people of the United States want to see. They want to see some dialogue."

Congressional aides said Schumer and Pelosi were expected to discuss protections for young immigrants and stabilizing the health care markets. Trump has fumed at the Republican-led Congress' inability to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law. He has given Congress six months to come up with a solution before he ends a program that protects from deportation young immigrants living in the country illegally, many of them brought here as children.

The dinner was the latest example of Trump's bipartisan push. He had dinner Tuesday night with Republican and Democratic senators to talk about his planned tax overhaul and was meeting later Wednesday with a group of moderate members of Congress from both parties.

Last week, Trump overruled Republican leaders and his own treasury secretary on the debt ceiling agreement. He also courted Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota with a flight to her home state on Air Force One. And at Pelosi's request, he later offered reassurances to young immigrants on Twitter that those covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program would "have nothing to worry about" over the next six months.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said in an interview with The Associated Press that while he wanted a longer-term deal on the debt ceiling, Trump was in search of a "bipartisan moment" with lawmakers and his approach was "reasonable."

"It's only fitting that the president listens to the other party. He didn't violate a principle. He did what he thought was right for the country at the moment," Ryan said.

__

On Twitter follow Ken Thomas at https://twitter.com/KThomasDC

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP National News, Top General short headlines, AP Online Headlines - Washington, AP Online Congress News
© Copyright 2017 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
The Latest: UK, Sweden urge UN action on Myanmar violence
The Latest: Britain and Sweden are urging the U.N. Security Council to call for an end to violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state that has driven at least 370,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh
12:12PM ( 7 minutes ago )
AP interview: Ryan won't say tax plan won't raise deficit
House Speaker Paul Ryan is declining to say a tax overhaul Republicans are trying to write won't increase federal deficits
12:11PM ( 8 minutes ago )
6 die at nursing home as Irma's aftermath brings new hazards
Five patients at a Hollywood nursing home have died in Hurricane Irma's aftermath as people confront a multitude of new hazards in the storm's wake, including oppressive heat, brush-clearing accidents, house fires and poisonous fumes from generators
12:11PM ( 8 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
The Latest: Graham introduces last-gasp health overhaul bill
Four Republican senators are introducing a long-shot attempt to roll back much of former President Barack Obama's health insurance law
11:54AM ( 25 minutes ago )
Son: Pete Domenici, former GOP senator, has died
A former Republican senator from New Mexico who became a power broker in the Senate for his work on the federal budget and energy policy has died
11:39AM ( 40 minutes ago )
AP interview: Ryan won't say tax cut won't raise deficit
House Speaker Paul Ryan is declining to say a tax overhaul Republicans are trying to write won't increase federal deficits
11:38AM ( 42 minutes ago )
AP Online Headlines - Washington
Sanders bill expands Medicare for all, lacks details on cost
A bill by Sen. Bernie Sanders would let Americans get health coverage simply by showing a new government-issued card
10:47AM ( 1 hour ago )
Menendez's corruption trial resumes with FBI agent testimony
The bribery trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and a wealthy donor has resumed with testimony from an FBI agent who investigated the New Jersey Democrat beginning in 2013
10:24AM ( 1 hour ago )
The Latest: Ryan says tax overhaul plan to come this month
House Speaker Paul Ryan says the White House and congressional Republicans will release an outline of their tax overhaul plan by the end of the month
10:18AM ( 2 hours ago )
AP Online Congress News
The Latest: UK, Sweden urge UN action on Myanmar violence
The Latest: Britain and Sweden are urging the U.N. Security Council to call for an end to violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state that has driven at least 370,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh
12:12PM ( 7 minutes ago )
AP interview: Ryan won't say tax plan won't raise deficit
House Speaker Paul Ryan is declining to say a tax overhaul Republicans are trying to write won't increase federal deficits
12:11PM ( 8 minutes ago )
Defense chief says US must keep all 3 parts of nuclear force
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he's become convinced the United States must keep all three parts of its nuclear force, rather than eliminate one, as he had once suggested
12:01PM ( 18 minutes ago )
As Rohingya flee violence, Myanmar's Suu Kyi skips UN meet
As Rohingya flee violence, Myanmar government says leader Aung San Suu Kyi will skip this month's U.N. General Assembly.
12:01PM ( 19 minutes ago )
6 die at nursing home as Irma's aftermath brings new hazards
Five patients at a Hollywood nursing home have died in Hurricane Irma's aftermath as people confront a multitude of new hazards in the storm's wake, including oppressive heat, brush-clearing accidents, house fires and poisonous fumes from generators
11:58AM ( 21 minutes ago )