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Paul Ryan
The Ways and Means Committee will be putting out a specific plan very shortly, and they're going to work with all of our members to look at and consider and address these concerns. I believe that the Ways and Means Committee will be working with these members in particular to find a solution.feedback
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Oct 26 2017
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Bob Corker

Any thought of fiscal responsibility has gone out the window. Now that we're in charge we don't care about fiscal issues. It's very disheartening.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I think they feel they have to do it for the country. We have, actually, great unity in the Republican Party.feedback

Wilbur Ross

I think what's more important is to get it done and get it done properly and to endorse the directional guidance the president has given.feedback

Dana Milbank

Let’s look at what the GOP has left behind, and what’s ahead for it.feedback

Dave Brat

We're asleep. The swamp's still in control and we don't have any big wins under our belt.feedback

Ed Gillespie

I appreciate your point – this is a conversation I think we need to have.feedback

Ed Gillespie

I just don't have time to do this kind of punditry. I'm just a candidate, I'm just out there talking about the issues.feedback

Corey Stewart

He's your standard Republican – a 1980s model Republican. If Ed wins, it's an indication that things haven't changed that much.feedback

Frank Luntz

He told me to shut up. He said we needed to be unified and that when a decision had been made, I needed to go along with it.feedback

Ed Gillespie

You can cherry-pick clients all you want. You could have picked Friends of Cancer Research, as well, or the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.feedback

Chris Jankowski

It was clear to me that he wasn't going to get into another presidential campaign. He just had enough.feedback

Sheila Krumholz

It's fair to call Ed Gillespie one of the principal architects of 'dark money.feedback

Tom MacArthur

This is a big issue, and it has to be resolved. Tax reform is good for the country. It's just not good for the country when it's on the back of six states. That's the problem.feedback

Tom Reed

They recognize the serious nature of the problem that needs to be addressed, and that is where I think the total repeal of the state and local tax deduction, in my opinion, is off the table and going in the right direction. Obviously, if we had a preference, we'd love to keep it, but I think the reality of a good-faith compromise is where I think we will land.feedback

Tom Reed

Because [leaders are] acting in good faith, I expect members to act in good faith. If that's where we get – to where we have, not a deal, but a solution in concept – that will probably be enough to move us to the next level.feedback

Chris Collins

I believe there are Republicans who want to vote no who will vote yes if their vote is needed because we all know we have to get to tax reform, and there's only one way to get there. So with the urgency of that, I think we do get there.feedback

Jeff Flake

With respect and humility, I must say that we have fooled ourselves for long enough that a pivot to governing is right around the corner. A return to civility and stability right behind it. We know better than that.feedback

Bob Corker

To begin telling them in advance what is on the table and off the table does nothing but hurt the effort.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I think the press makes me more uncivil than I am. You know, people don't understand. I went to an Ivy League college. I was a nice student. I did very well. I'm a very intelligent person. I think it's always OK, when somebody says something about you that's false, I think it's always OK to counterpunch or to fight back.feedback

Paul Waldman

There may be no talent the Republican Party and the conservative movement have that is more astounding than the way they are able to take a ludicrous idea with zero relationship to actual facts, light a fuse on it, and turn it into an explosive firework of spin that manages to confuse everyone who tries to look at the issue that started the whole controversy.feedback

Jeff Flake

The bottom line is if I were to run a campaign that I could be proud of, and where I didn't have to cozy up to the president and his positions or his behavior, I could not win in a Republican primary. In poll after poll, you'll see a majority of Republican primary voters, kind of a subset within a subset, are firmly behind the president's policies … and if you ask them as a whole what their most important policy item is, it's, Are you standing with the president?feedback

Donald J. Trump

He was up against me before he ever knew me. He wrote a book about me before I ever met him, before I ever heard his name. His poll numbers in Arizona are so low that he couldn't win and I don't blame him for leaving. I think he did the right thing for himself. But if you know, long before he ever knew me, during the campaign, even before the campaign, he came out with this horrible book, and I said, Who is this guy?' In fact, I remembered, the first time I saw him on television I had not -- nobody knew me in terms of politics.feedback

James Risch

These things are all personality-driven, and it's unfortunate that this leaked out over into the public.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

The effort to spin the White House tax reform outline as a “middle-class tax cut” has hit a brick wall. According to a Reuters-Ipsos poll, among “adults who said they had heard of the ‘tax reform plan recently proposed by congressional Republicans, ’ just 28 percent said they support it, while 41 percent said they oppose it and another 31 percent said they do not know.” Even among Republicans, the tax plan’s main provisions will be a hard sell. (“Among Republicans surveyed, 63 percent said deficit reduction should take priority over tax cuts for corporations, while 75 percent said deficit reduction should take priority over tax cuts for the wealthy.”) Indeed, while GOP donors and politicians may be fixated on tax reform, most voters are less than enthusiastic.feedback

Ron Wyden

They cannot keep their hands off your 401(K). They can't help themselves, and you bet we are going to take this to the mat. And they have clearly reopened once again this question of rolling back fundamental retirement protections for working-class people.feedback

Orrin Hatch

No I don't think so. He has his point of view, and he may prove to be right in the end. We'll just have to see. But I'm open-minded about it.feedback

Donald J. Trump

You had a group on one side that was bad, and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent. Nobody wants to say it, but I will say it right now.feedback

Jeff Flake

How many more times will we see moral ambiguity in the face of shocking bigotry and shrug it off. Nine months of this administration is enough for us to stop pretending that this is somehow normal, and that we are on the verge of some sort of pivot to governing, to stability. Nine months is more than enough for us to say, loudly and clearly: Enough.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I think there is blame on both sides. What about the 'alt-left' that came charging at, as you say, the 'alt-right,' do they have any semblance of guilt? What about the fact they came charging with clubs in hands, swinging clubs, do they have any problem? I think they do.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I think especially in light of the advent of antifa, if you look at what's going on there, you have some pretty bad dudes on the other side also, and essentially that's what I said.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

After running “Willie Horton”-style ads featuring menacing Hispanic gang members, whipping up the phony issue of sanctuary cities (which don’t exist in the state) and turning into a Confederate statue-hugger, Ed Gillespie, the GOP nominee for Virginia governor, has decided to bring into the state two prominent Hispanic leaders, both of whom favor immigration reform. No, really.feedback

Tom Toles

November 2016 was supposed to be the end of the GOP as we knew it. Republicans had played out the string of their older-white-male base as far as it would go, they were out of ideas other than crazy ones, and with another loss of the presidency and possibly the Senate, they would be done. At long last, they would have to acknowledge the facts about their erroneous theory of supply-side economics, acknowledge the popularity of health-care coverage, face up to the bankruptcy of a platform of feeding tax cuts to the rich on the back of the politics of racial resentment. And they would have to find a way back to something resembling reality-based policy and sane governing. Well, as they say, what a difference a day makes.feedback

Mike Lee

I don't like this tit for tat going on. I don't think it should happen, and I think it's something the two of them need to work out between them. I understand the concern, and if we were all to chase every squirrel that comes running along in the form of a personal dispute … we'd be very busy doing that and not focusing on the government.feedback

Jeff Flake

Were the shoe on the other foot, would we Republicans meekly accept such behavior on display from dominant Democrats? Of course not, and we would be wrong if we did.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

Spoke on the Senate floor on Tuesday with a moral clarity we have rarely seen among his fellow elected Republicans - and never from GOP leadership on Capitol Hill. He simultaneously denounced the president, revealed the moral cowardice of his party and summoned fellow citizens to stand up for their democracy. It was quite a speech.feedback

Jeff Flake

I could not win in a Republican primary. That's the bottom line. It's not that you just have to meet with the president on policy. You cannot question the president and still be a good Republican.feedback

Jeff Flake

Here's the bottom line: The path that I would have to travel to get the Republican nomination is a path I'm not willing to take, and that I can't in good conscience take. When the next generation asks us, Why didn't you do something? Why didn't you speak up?' What are we going to say? Mr. President, I rise today to say enough.feedback

Lindsey Graham

The best thing that could happen to Trump and the future of the Republican Party is for Trump to fix a broken immigration system.feedback

Donald J. Trump

One thing we're going to be looking at very strongly is welfare reform. That's becoming a very, very big subject. And people are taking advantage of the system, and then other people aren't receiving what they really need to live, and we think it's very unfair to them…. It's gonna be a very big topic under this administration. And it's started already, and we have a lot of recommendations that we're going to be making, and you'll be hearing about them very shortly.feedback

Seth Meyers

Now, with Trump in the White House, it seems that the Mercers are feeling more emboldened than ever. But their targets aren't Democrats like Hillary Clinton this time. It's establishment Republicans, as evidenced by Bannon's recent and not-so-veiled threats by those in the GOP who are not sufficiently supporting Trump.feedback

Stephen Colbert

Internal strife is tearing the Republican party apart at the seams. It's like a new civil war, only this time neither side is trying to help black people. The latest feud started bright and early today when Corker went on all the morning shows to criticize Donald Trump. And Trump was watching, because he immediately tweeted: 'Bob Corker, who helped President O give us the bad Iran deal and couldn't get elected dog catcher in Tennessee, is now fighting tax cuts'. Now, some of what Trump said about Corker was not true – specifically all of it. And Corker pointed that out.feedback

Seth Meyers

So what types of candidates are Bannon and the Mercer's supporting? Well, of course, we now have birther and anti-Muslim zealot Roy Moore as the GOP candidate in Alabama. If you don't remember, Moore is the guy who pulled out a gun at his campaign rally and rode his horse to the polls.feedback

Rand Paul

I think this is more like a People magazine saga when it really ought to be more about policy, and what's the best way to lead the country. I try not to make it about personalities.feedback

Michael Crapo

This is a rule that benefits the plaintiffs' bar.feedback

George Glover - Consumers Union of US

Giving the consumer a genuine choice also means the lender has the incentive to make sure the alternative is fair and workable, so that informed consumers will have a reason to choose it.feedback

Ralph Norman

That's his style. He's brash. He hits back. We're all grown. We're all in the political arena and can take criticism as well as praise, or should be able to. They're not glass dolls. They're going to have to take it. And he wants action.feedback

Ben Cardin

This is not unusual – President Trump has made it clear that if you disagree with him that he's going to take you on. And he does it in a way that is unbefitting the president of the United States and a world leader, and he is counterproductive to what he's trying to get achieved also. So it makes no sense, but that's who he is.feedback

John Kennedy

It was a very positive meeting. We didn't hold hands and sing 'Leaving on a Jet Plane,' but it was a positive, professional meeting. Nobody called anybody an ignorant slut.feedback

Jeff Flake

There may not be a place for a Republican like me in the current Republican climate or the current Republican Party. If this was our Faustian bargain, then it was not worth it.feedback

Lee Zeldin

That language shouldn't have been added to the Senate budget. Unless I get more concrete information on a reasonable agreement, then I will be a no on Thursday.feedback

Bill Pascrell

New Jersey already pays some of the highest property taxes in the country, and eliminating the state and local tax deduction to fund tax breaks for hedge fund managers and corporate CEOs is complete unacceptable.feedback

Mitch McConnell

If there's anything that unites Republicans, it's tax reform. We're going to concentrate on what our agenda is and not any of these other distractions.feedback

John Thune

If you have people who are running for re-election next year, whether it's a House member or one of the senators who's up this year, I think the best thing you can go back and talk about is that you got results. And I think that to the degree the president delivers that message it will be very well received by Republican senators.feedback

Jeff Flake

Too often we forgive and excuse our failures so we might accommodate them and go right on failing, until the accommodation itself becomes our principle.feedback

Lamar Alexander

He went over all of the items the administration has been working on, much of which, I agree with him, the administration hasn't gotten nearly enough credit for, McConnell told reporters after the lunch. Mainly he talked about the accomplishments of the first nine months and then tax reform going forward.feedback

Jeff Flake

I have children and grandchildren to answer to, and so, Mr. President, I will not be complicit. It is clear at this moment that a traditional conservative who believes in limited government and free markets, who is devoted to free trade and who is pro-immigration, has a narrower and narrower path to nomination in the Republican Party – the party that for so long has defined itself by belief in those things. Mr. President, I rise today to say, enough.feedback

Larry Sabato

This is creative since it uses GOP governors from surrounding states to shift the blame for Illinois' woes from Rauner to a Democratic leader. Voters usually hold their governor responsible for the state of the state.feedback

Leon Cooperman

The Republicans can't go into midterms 0-for-2...this country is going to move to the left, . I don't think we would tank unless the economy got derailed.feedback

Andy Barr

He's sort of in the worst of both worlds. Moderates have come to believe that he'll vote for them when he won't and Trump people think he's the anti-Christ.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

In case you had any doubt that President Trump is transforming the GOP, chasing out moderates and independent-minded conservatives, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) should have cleared that up with a blockbuster announcement that, like Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), he will not be running for reelection.feedback

Mitch McConnell

We're going to concentrate on what our agenda is and not any of these other distractions that you all may be interested in. There's a lot of noise out there. We have a first commitment in this country. Everybody gets to express themselves.feedback

Jeff Flake

I rise today to say enough. We did not become great by calling true things fake. This spell will pass, but not by next year.feedback

Julio Lainez

It is important for the Latino community to understand the major differences between the candidates. The hateful campaign being run by Gillespie and the Virginia Republican Party aims to divide Virginians.feedback

Paul Waldman

Whenever a Democrat starts talking about gun regulation, there’s a (not unreasonable) temptation to ask, “What’s the point?” We all know that as long as the GOP controls Congress, not even the most modest measures to limit gun violence have a hope of passing. If a measure that has the support of 90 percent of the public - universal background checks - can’t pass in the wake of 20 elementary school children being slaughtered, what hope is there for any new gun law?feedback

Jennifer Rubin

Pundits and clueless Republicans are tempted to write off the back-and-forth between President Trump and Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) as a “feud” or “sniping, ” as if this were merely a petty, personal spat. While Trump is often petty, the public fight between one of the most powerful senators and a failing president has serious repercussions for Republicans’ agenda and the future of the GOP.feedback

Bob Corker

I guess like all Americans I would have hoped that he would rise to the occasion and bring out the best in our nation. Hopefully what presidents do is to try to bring the country together, unify around common goals and not to debase our country, if you will, and that has not happened. I'm beginning to believe it's not going to happen. It appears to be the governing model of this White House to purposefully divide.feedback

Seung Min Kim - Politico

Sens. Jeff Flake of Arizona and Mike Lee of Utah are holding up the legislation, according to GOP sources, due to fiscal concerns but also to allow Puerto Rico to bow out from the Jones Act, which restricts shipments between U.S. ports to just those vessels built and operated by Americans... The Senate on Monday evening voted 79-16 to advance the $36.5 billion measure, which has already passed the House. Even with the objections, senators are expected to pass the bill later this week and send it to President Donald Trump for his signature.feedback

Shawn Sullivan

One Republican senator wants [Trump] to light a fire under his colleagues. Another wants clarity on his policy priorities. A third is interested in hearing about tax reform and health care while a fourth would prefer that Trump sticks to just taxes... While GOP aides and senators predicted Monday that Trump's visit would center mostly on the ongoing effort to rewrite the nation's tax laws, the broad array of topics on their mind, coupled with the president's penchant for suddenly veering from one subject to another, could open the door to an unpredictable afternoon.feedback

Peter Wehner

This is the ice beginning to crack. This is an extraordinary moment because the members of the president's own party know that he is not fit in some fundamental way to be the president. These views that they've kept in the shadows are now being exposed to the light.feedback

Paul Ryan

At the end of the day, [Corker] is going to vote for tax reform because he knows it's in the best interest of Americans. So put this Twitter dispute aside. ... All this stuff you see on a daily basis on Twitter this, and Twitter that. Forget about it.feedback

Donald J. Trump

More I hope the Fake News Media keeps talking about Wacky Congresswoman Wilson in that she, as a representative, is killing the Democrat Party! Wacky Congresswoman Wilson is the gift that keeps on giving for the Republican Party, a disaster for Dems. You watch her in action & vote R!feedback

Jim Cramer

There were no denials about this potential slash by anyone in the House GOP leadership. It's on the table for them, even if it isn't for the president. This proposal will end up being on the butcher block and it won't get done even if, by some miracle, tax reform passes, but it is a tremendous example of what's wrong with this whole process and why I remain steadfast that you focus on corporate profits, not corporate welfare, from Washington.feedback

Chris Martin

Given the district's performance in past off-year election cycles, a strong Republican candidate can certainly put it in play.feedback

Kathleen Matthews

This is a president who, in large numbers, they voted for and he betrayed them.feedback

Roger Manno

It's a very hard time for people who pay the bills. They need a tenacious, skillful and passionate advocate working on their behalf in a Congress that's broken.feedback

Matt Mossburg

It really does take someone who's going through recovery to bring that wisdom of addiction from a first-hand experience.feedback

Amie Hoeber

I'm not like Trone where I'm just shopping for a seat. I'm running because I understand this district well. And I think I can do the best job for it.feedback

Paul Waldman

Congressional Republicans, perhaps stung by the relentless Democratic accusation that their tax cut plan is a gigantic giveaway to the wealthy, are floating a trial balloon that looks on first glance like they might be considering not being so generous to our nation’s financial elite.feedback

Josh Kraushaar - National Journal

Of the 53 House Republicans facing competitive races, according to Cook Political Report ratings, a whopping 21 have been outraised by at least one Democratic opponent in the just-completed fundraising quarter. That's a stunningly high number this early in the cycle, one that illustrates just how favorable the political environment is for House Democrats.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I think we're going to get our taxes. I think it's going to be – well, hopefully before the end of the year, but maybe much sooner than that. So there's a great spirit for it, people want to see it, and I call it tax cuts. It is tax reform also, but I call it tax cuts. It'll be the biggest cuts ever in the history of this country. Well, it's going to be all growth. Look, it's going to be growth. I think that growth can be staggering. I also think we have a lot of waste in this country. And we'll be doing other things. We will be doing welfare reform. I mean that's coming up.feedback

Barbara Bollier

We have three parties in our state. We have conservative Republicans, moderate Republicans and Democrats.feedback

Barbara Bollier

Tax cuts alone do not drive the economy. We've seen many times in the past this idea that if you just cut taxes for the wealthy you'll grow everything. That's not true.feedback

Kevin Yoder

While policies in Kansas were accused of encouraging tax avoidance, we do the opposite. Our plan makes sure that all businesses pay their fair share by closing existing loopholes and helps working families keep more of what they earn by lowering overall rates.feedback

Barbara Bollier

Everything can be traced back to this governor and this ideology and this idea that if you cut, cut, cut and don't bring revenue in it will all work. Well, it ain't working.feedback

Heidi Holliday

The tax plan was basically an experiment in supply-side economics. We were promised it would be 'a shot of adrenaline' into the Kansas economy.feedback

Grover Norquist

His message is not off necessarily, it's parallel to what the House and Senate are doing. It's parallel to what the president wants. If the takeaway is go out there and get active and work on campaigns and work on stuff, that's a very traditional Republican party speech.feedback

Tom Porcelli - RBC Capital Markets

Our view is Powell is the GOP version of Yellen with the added kicker of wanting to reduce regulation. He would be a centrist/consensus builder and would be the easy choice if you want to maintain continuity.feedback

Steve Bannon

Big Luther Strange and little Bobby Corker are both going home. These people, Mitch, it's 2-0. The people of Alabama and the people of Tennessee have already spoken. Your folks are going home. Their folks are going to make policy.feedback

Paul Gosar

He "may explore a Senate run in the unfortunate event of Sen. McCain's seat vacating.feedback

Joel Pollak - Breitbart News Network

Mitch McConnell pointed out a number of examples. But in some of those cases, the incumbents that were unseated by the tea party in 2010 and 2012 couldn't win either.feedback

Joel Pollak - Breitbart News Network

I don't think it's up to Mitch McConnell to decide who can win and who can't...You can find so many examples of the establishment picking losers.feedback

Mitch McConnell

My goal as the leader of the Republican Party in the Senate is to keep us in the majority. The way you do that is not complicated: You have to nominate people who will actually win because winners make policy, losers go home. We changed the business model in 2014, we nominated people who could win everywhere. We took the majority in the Senate.feedback

Robert Costa - The Washington Post

Tiberi's decision underscores the mounting challenge facing House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) in retaining veteran Republican lawmakers, many of whom have grown weary of the tumult and stumbles that have come to define the Trump era on Capitol Hill... As a senior member of the House's tax-writing committee, Tiberi is positioned to exert significant influence over his party's tax overhaul, especially since its specific provisions are largely unwritten. But his willingness to leave the House by late January, perhaps amid an intense GOP push on taxes, raised questions about its fate.feedback

Robert Costa - The Washington Post

Rep. Patrick J. Tiberi (R-Ohio), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, announced Thursday that he would leave Congress early next year to enter the private sector, jolting GOP leaders as they scramble to pass legislation to rewrite the U.S. tax code – one of President Trump's signature campaign promises.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The Budget passed late last night, 51 to 49. We got ZERO Democrat votes with only Rand Paul Randal (Rand) Howard Paul House bill set to reignite debate on warrantless surveillance Authorizing military force is necessary, but insufficient GOP feuds with outside group over analysis of tax framework MORE (he will vote for Tax Cuts) voting against, . This now allows for the passage of large scale Tax Cuts (and Reform), which will be the biggest in the history of our country!feedback

Steve Bannon

Up on Capitol Hill, it's like the Ides of March. They're just looking to find out who is going to be Brutus to your Julius Caesar. We've cut your oxygen off, Mitch. It's not my war, this is our war, and y'all didn't start it, the establishment started it. … Right now, it's a season of war against a GOP establishment.feedback

Dave Lewis - Tesco

It's just a smaller set of folks who organize around those things and are connected to the Republican party.feedback

Mitch McConnell

What do they all have in common? They're in private life, and a Democrat is in the Senate. So our goal is to nominate people who can actually win in November.feedback

Dan Kunsman

The President has been very supportive, and Senator Barrasso is grateful that President Trump would take the time to call him directly to express his support. Beyond that, Senator Barrasso considers their conversations private.feedback

Kimberley Strassel - The Wall Street Journal

Democrats are trying to protect the firm’s secrets—so the GOP should keep digging.feedback

Paul Waldman

For liberals who have been around long enough to have spent a healthy chunk of their lives writing about the misdeeds of the George W. Bush administration and thought we’d never see a more destructive presidency in our lifetimes, Dubya’s emergence as a voice of GOP moderation has been more than a little disorienting. Today he gave a speech with some thinly veiled criticisms not just of President Trump but even of developments within his own party.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

It is hard to fathom that even the few Republican politicians who resisted endorsing Donald Trump for president find it beyond their ability to denounce Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama. And make no mistake, Moore is worse than Trump. By a lot.feedback

Frank Pallone

We will not let Trump and the Republican Party erase President Obama's legacy.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I'm sure we'll have unanimous support. I have no doubt. Right, Ron?feedback

Chris Hayes - National Broadcasting Company

I vaguely remember the tweet being pretty bonkers and thought it was the actual Tennessee GOP account because of the name.feedback

Samuel C Woolley

By getting a celebrity or someone famous to retweet what a bot or troll network is sending out gives an illusion of legitimacy and allows it to get picked up by the broader public.feedback

Nicki Minaj

The video u posted is so disturbing. Be safe in CLEVELAND today everyone. He just killed this old man live on social media. Jesus have mercy.feedback

Donald J. Trump

But I focus on tax cuts because it's such an important weapon to get our country moving.feedback

Mark Walker

Obamacare is in a 'death spiral.' Anything propping it up is only saving what Republicans promised to dismantle. The GOP should focus on repealing & replacing Obamacare, not trying to save it. This bailout is unacceptable.feedback

Rand Paul

Senators McCain and Graham are torpedoing the budget by insisting on busting the budget caps for more spending. I have told the White House and GOP leaders that if they simply stick to their own caps, the rest of the Budget is fine and I'll vote yes. It is a simple, but important, change they could easily make. The ball is in their court.feedback

Mitch McConnell

My goal as the leader of the Republican Party in the Senate is to keep us in the majority. The way you do that is not complicated. You have to have nominate people who can actually win, because winners make policy and losers go home. Our operating approach will be to support our incumbents and, in open seats, to seek to help nominate people who can actually win in November. That's my approach and that's the way you keep a governing majority.feedback

Steve Bannon

There's a time and season for everything, and right now it's a season of war against the GOP establishment. It's no longer acceptable to come and pat you on the head, tell you everything is going to be fine, just get these guys in office. Those days are over. We need to move with urgency. The president of the United States deserves their respect and deserves their support.feedback

Steve Bannon

It's an open revolt and it should be. These people hold you in total contempt. When they attack a Donald Trump and Dr. Kelli Ward, it's not Donald Trump and Kelli Ward they're trying to shut up, it's you they're trying to shut up.feedback

Mitch McConnell

Look, you know, the goal here is to win elections in November. Back in 2010 and 2012, we nominated several candidates – Christine O'Donnell, Sharron Angle, Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock. They're not in the Senate. And the reason for that was that they were not able to appeal to a broader electorate in the general election.feedback

Michael Arone - State Street Global Advisors

U.S. earnings are beginning to decelerate. A monetary policy mistake certainly could derail the markets. And lastly, zero could be the legislative victories the Republican Party has as they go towards campaigning for midterm elections next year.feedback

Laurence Kotlikoff and Jack Mintz

Tax Policy Center’s models don’t simulate how the GOP plan would draw investment to the U.S.feedback

Richard G. Thissen

Federal retirees earned their retiree health benefits through years of hard work for this country. Shifting more of the cost of the premiums onto their backs now – when they have already entered retirement – fails to honor the commitments and promises made to them in exchange for their service.feedback

Walton Francis

As a rough estimate, it would raise annuitant premiums by about 2 percent a year more than they would otherwise rise. After 10 years, that would be about a 20 percent increase in costs to annuitants.feedback

Tricia Neuman

Over the past few decades, the share of large employers offering retiree health benefits has dropped fairly dramatically. With fewer and fewer large employers offering retiree health benefits, we're now seeing a clear decline in the share of seniors with retiree health benefits.feedback

Laura Kusisto

So far the deduction is one of the few being kept alive in the framework put forward by President Donald Trump and fellow GOP leaders in Congress this month. While the mortgage deduction is kept in place, it might face irrelevance. That is because the tax plan also would almost double the standard deduction for individuals and couples, meaning only the highest earners would continue to itemize their deductions, and only a few of them would take the mortgage break. For most taxpayers, the standard deduction is likely to be the better option.feedback

Donald J. Trump

In my opinion, what's happening is, as we meet – Republicans are meeting with Democrats because of what I did with the CSR, because I cut off the gravy train. If I didn't cut the CSRs, they wouldn't be meeting. They'd be having lunch and enjoying themselves, all right?feedback

Katrina vanden Heuvel

The provisions of the vile budget resolution are destructive and absurd.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We're probably now closer than ever before. My relationship with this gentleman is outstanding. Some of the people that he may be looking at, I'm going to see if we talk him out of that, because frankly, they're great people. Just so you understand, the Republican Party is very, very unified.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Well, I have a very good relationship with Steve Bannon. I like Steve. Steve is doing what Steve thinks is the right thing. I'm friends with most of them. I like and respect most of them, and I think they like and respect me. The Republican Party is very, very unified. There are some Republicans, frankly, that should be ashamed of themselves. So I can understand fully how Steve Bannon feels.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I can understand where Steve Bannon's coming from. Steve is doing what Steve thinks is the right thing.feedback

Doug Heye

What's clear is that Trump knows if he wants to have any kind of legislative victory, much less a legislative legacy, he has to work with Mitch McConnell to make that happen. The question is how short term this will be. It's hard to see, just how given Trump has been thus far, that this is going to be a long-term answer.feedback

Mitch McConnell

My goal as the leader of the Republican Party in the senate is to keep us in the majority. The way you do that is not complicated. You have to nominate people who can actually win, because winners make policy and losers go home. We changed the business model in 2014. We nominated people who could win everywhere. We took the majority in the Senate. We had one mission in 2016: we kept the majority in the senate. So our operating approach will be to support our incumbents, and in open seats, to seek to help nominate people who can actually win in November. That's my approach.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I think the Democrats will be blamed for the mess. This is an Obamacare mess. Obamacare is finished. It's dead. It's gone. It's no longer – don't – you shouldn't even mention it. It's gone. There is no such thing as Obamacare anymore. When the premiums go up, that has nothing to do with anything other than the fact that we had poor health care delivered poorly, written poorly, approved by the Democrats.feedback

Kevin Hassett

I think there are a lot of policy levers that we can move to make it so that we are not at a new normal, below 3 percent. And one of them ... is corporate tax policy.feedback

Gabriel Rubin - The Wall Street Journal

The CFTC tested three of the largest U.S. clearinghouses– CME Group Inc.'s CME -0.29% CME Clearing, Intercontinental Exchange Inc.'s ICE -0.74% ICE Clear U.S. and LCH Clearnet Group Ltd.'s LCH Ltd.–and found that each would be able to generate sufficient liquidity to keep markets functioning even if two of their major clearing member banks were to default.feedback

Joseph Lawler - The Washington Examiner

Departing Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer on Friday called on President Trump to reappoint his boss, Janet Yellen, to stay at the helm of the central bank. He should appoint Janet Yellen,' the central banker said Friday at a World Bank conference... Janet is a safe pair of hands,' he said. Fischer did not comment on other candidates Trump is said to be considering for the post. Fischer did say, however, that while having a Ph.D. in economics is an advantage in running the Fed, it is not necessary for a smart person.feedback

Jacey Fortin - The New York Times

It is unlike President Trump to cheer when stocks fall, but early on Saturday he did just that.feedback

Martin Crutsinger - Associated Press

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Sunday sketched a bright outlook for the U.S. economy and for inflation prospects in coming months, saying the impact of the recent hurricanes will likely slow economic growth slightly but only temporarily and should be followed by a rebound by year's end. Her comments suggested that the central bank will soon resume raising interest rates to reflect the strengthening economy. Most economists foresee the next rate hike – the third this year – coming in December.feedback

Lorraine Woellert - Politico

The Mortgage Bankers Association said it is open to a rewrite of homeowner tax breaks as part of a broader reform package, adding to the political momentum in support of a mortgage tax credit. The MBA position comes days after the National Association of Home Builders broke ranks with the real estate industry to endorse changes to the mortgage interest deduction, a tax break that for decades has been considered untouchable.feedback

Ted Cruz

If we do nothing, if tax reform crashes and burns, if on Obamacare nothing happens, we could face a bloodbath. I think we have the potential of seeing a Watergate-style blowout.feedback

Kevin Hassett

The main reason that wages increase is that the lower tax rate reduces the total cost of a firm that's investing in a capital asset, like a machine, here in the U.S., and more assets like machines let workers produce more. And when workers can produce more, businesses can afford to pay their workers more.feedback

Brad White

After a day of monitoring his condition, and on the advice of his physicians and other health care professionals, Senator Cochran has postponed his return to Washington. He will continue his recuperation at home in Mississippi. The Senator has expressed his intention to return to the Senate when his health permits, and to fulfill his commitment and duties to the people of his state.feedback

David Bozell

The battle royale between Trump and the base vs. McConnell and the establishment is upon us. It's just going to get hotter and hotter and hotter. The litmus test is – whether you're an incumbent or a challenger – we're looking to see who's going to support Mitch McConnell or not. If you're going to support Mitch McConnell and this leadership team, there's not going to be an appetite for you.feedback

Dave Brat

They should be challenged for not keeping their word.feedback

Stuart Stevens

The idea that you would be afraid of Steve Bannon is just laughable.feedback

Rick Tyler

Bannon believes in his world view and is driven by an ideological purity. With the support of Moore in the Alabama race, he demonstrated a pro-ideology play rather than an anti-Trump play.feedback

Steve Bannon

In Alabama, you folks were able to turn the tables. You took Mitch McConnell's money and you took it from his biggest asset to his biggest liability. The more money they spend, the fewer votes they get. Yeah Mitch, the donors are not happy, they've all left you. We've cut your oxygen off Mitch. Money is not courageous, but money is smart. Nobody's safe. We're coming after all of them. And we're going to win.feedback

Steve Bannon

Bob Corker has trashed the Commander-in-Chief of our Armed Forces while we have young men and women in harm's way, right? He said he's leading them on a path to World War III, that he is not stable, that people have to keep him moderated… Why some U.S. senator in a position of that authority for the first time in the history of our Republic has mocked and ridiculed a Commander-in-Chief when we have kids in the field.feedback

Steve Bannon

The day of taking a few nice conservative votes and hiding are over. A "season of war on the GOP establishment. We need to move with urgency.feedback

Evan McMullin

He probably understands their remarks represent a new stage of acceptance setting in across the country, even among his supporters, that he is unfit and incapable. That, I think, is inspiring his accelerated efforts to throw red meat to his base to shore up their support. I expect that to continue, if not intensify, and to result in increasing political challenges for the GOP as 2017 and 2018 elections approach and in years to come.feedback

Ted Cruz

It is unfortunate that you've got Republican squabbling. I wish we had the maturity of high school. It is a junior high right down to the cliques. It is like the movie 'Mean Girls.feedback

Leonard Lance

I favor retention of SALT in its entirety. The last time we had major tax reform in this country it was on the table, but it was eventually taken off the table.feedback

Tom MacArthur

I'm not fixated on one solution. I'm fixated on making sure that the people of my state don't finance tax benefits elsewhere.feedback

Amy Fried

She has a strong commitment to the Republican Party not being the party of Trump and LePage.feedback

Joe Scarborough

I am a Republican, but I'm not going to be a Republican anymore.feedback

Kevin Brady

No decisions have been reached, or anywhere close to it, but we're having a really healthy discussion on ideas, options, alternatives. The construction worker on the street is taxed higher, so the investment banker in the penthouse can get a break.feedback

Kathy Szeliga

Elijah Cumming's wife running for MD gov. - she likes fancy words - 'minutiae' to let us know how smart she is - 'I have a Ph.D. in political science with an emphasis on public policy. I am confident on mastering any minutiae when it comes to government and policy.feedback

Kathy Szeliga

Don't judge me by what someone posts on my page on Facebook. I was just quoting her. . . . She's telling us her qualifications to be governor and that she has a PhD. I wasn't opining on that; I was just putting what her words were.feedback

Alan Tonelson

Will watered-down victories, weak victories, will that satisfy the kinds of Republican voters in particular who put President Trump over the top? I think there's reason for real doubt about that.feedback

Chris Coons

It's really unfortunate that the president has chosen to blast him in a series of tweets that were both distracting and disrespectful.feedback

Christian Ferry

I don't think anyone wins. It just continues us on the path of complete dysfunction.feedback

Lindsey Graham

It doesn't really matter what he says about Corker and it doesn't really matter what Corker says about him. I don't think it's good. I don't think it is healthy.feedback

Matthew Schlapp

The president is channeling the views of a lot of conservatives who still feel burned by the Iran nuclear deal and who feel that (Corker) is a bit of a chickenhawk when it comes to conservative issues. He clearly is demonstrating that his party does not dominate his judgment on everything, so he's OK with going after these Republicans who are unreliable on key issues. He tends to pick targets that have been bothering Republicans for a long period of time.feedback

Scott Pruitt

Between the years 2000 and 2014, the United States reduced its carbon emissions by more than 18 percent and this was accomplished largely by American innovation and technology from the private sector rather than government mandate.feedback

Mitch McConnell

Sen. Corker is a valuable member of the Senate Republican caucus and he's also on the Budget Committee and a particularly important player as we move to the floor on the budget next week.feedback