September to be a Crucial Month for the Trump Administration

In September, the White House and Congress will have to address the debt ceiling, the federal budget, tax reform, and possibly another effort to repeal Obamacare.  White House aides have been negotiating these issues in New York while formulating plans to curb the President’s lofty expectations over the complicated, and likely bitterly contested, matters.  Tax reform is a primary focus, with several members of the Trump administration intent upon quickly resolving budget matters and moving to the topic.  President Trump, who has publicly expressed his frustration with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, has stated that he will distance himself from further Congressional failures.  While the success of tax reform would help set aside some the political distractions facing the White House, a senior administration official familiar with reform negotiations and timeline has stated that “[t]ax reform isn’t going to come out as soon as we first wanted.”

Trump aides predicting ‘brutal’ September

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