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Mon Sep 11, 2017, 10:36 PM

Trump to host six senators from both parties for White House dinner

Source: Washington Post

Trump to host six senators from both parties for White House dinner

By Ashley Parker and Ed O'Keefe September 11 at 10:26 PM

President Trump is poised to host six senators for a bipartisan working dinner Tuesday, according to multiple people familiar with the plans.

The dinner is set to include three moderate Democrats ó Sen. Joe Donnelly (Ind.), Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), and Joe Manchin III (W.Va.), as well as three senior Republican members of the Senate Finance Committee: Chairman Orrin G. Hatch (Utah), Patrick J. Toomey (Pa.) and John Thune (S.D.), according to aides in both parties who werenít authorized to speak publicly about the dinner. One aide suggested the White House planned to announce the meeting early Tuesday.

The dinner comes as lawmakers and the White House continue working to launch the long-stalled debate on tax reform. Republican leaders have said that they donít expect to begin passing legislation in the coming weeks but that the House and Senate tax-writing committees are set to begin holding hearings on the details.

For Donnelly, Heitkamp and Manchin, the invite could be seen as a boost to their 2018 reelections in states that Trump won handily last year. Since the presidential transition, Trump has taken steps to woo the trio, including publicly floating Heitkamp and Manchin as potential Cabinet secretaries. Heitkamp traveled with Trump aboard Air Force One last week to a campaign-style rally in North Dakota.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 11:48 PM

1. Cabinet picks designed to flip senate seats.

That's the plan, I'm sure.

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Mon Sep 11, 2017, 11:52 PM

2. How did I know without even opening this post that the 3 Dem "guests" are

Heidi and the 2 Joes. Donnelly will not be lured by any sweet-talkin' Shitler come-ons. And Manchin has already stood his ground. Heidi is a question mark.

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Response to Chipper Chat (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 12:04 AM

3. Man, you know your stuff!

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