As the 2018 midterm elections loom, the party’s leaders are looking to take a more positive approach to politics and policymaking than in decades.
And while the Republican Party’s presidential nominee has expressed some of their frustrations, some key issues — like health care, the economy, and foreign policy — have not yet caught up.
Here’s what to watch.
Trump has promised to bring the GOP back to the center of the agenda.
The president, who campaigned on the idea that the country was on the wrong track, has already made some major strides toward that goal.
He signed an executive order on immigration in January that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain temporary work permits and extend their stay in the United States.
The administration also announced that it is allowing more refugees into the country than were allowed during the first year of the administration.
But Trump has also pledged to put the nation on a different track.
“Our country is heading in the right direction,” Trump said at a rally in Florida on March 5.
“And it’s not going to get any better.
We’re going to put our best foot forward.”
But even as the administration continues to make strides toward achieving that, some of Trump’s policies have left many Democrats uneasy.
His first executive order temporarily halted the implementation of a rule designed to protect workers in the coal industry from discrimination.
It also halted the construction of a new nuclear power plant in West Virginia, despite previous commitments to do so.
The executive order also blocked the implementation and enforcement of the Affordable Care Act, the law the president has pledged to repeal and replace with his own signature policy achievement.
And Trump has signaled his intent to cut the U.S. military, which is under enormous pressure in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the country’s global trade deficit.
On March 16, the House passed a budget resolution that included a $1 trillion tax cut, a $4 trillion boost to the military, and an additional $2 trillion for defense and foreign aid.
Trump, however, is expected to veto the legislation.
While some Democrats have said that he should sign the budget measure and allow it to be sent to the Senate, the White House has warned against such a course.
Trump and Democrats have criticized the budget resolution as an effort to force him to abandon his campaign promise to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Act.
“This budget is an insult to working people, to middle class families, to seniors, to workers and to businesses,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a statement on March 17.
“It will force the president to backtrack on his campaign promises and continue his destructive trade policies.”
A bipartisan group of House Democrats have called for the administration to reconsider the budget proposal, but Trump has resisted.
He has called the measure a “bailout” to the coal and oil industries, arguing that it will make it easier for them to keep paying their workers less.
The Trump administration also argued that the budget would help “protect taxpayers from a massive deficit that would be the result of Trumpcare and his reckless spending spree.”
But the White Hill is also concerned that the administration is moving toward repealing the Affordable and Labor Laws, which provide protections for workers and the environment.
That could lead to millions of people losing health care coverage, which could also hurt the economy.
“The Trump administration’s actions today are a clear attempt to destroy the Affordable Health Care Act,” House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.) said on March 16.
“They are the same policies the president said would end up hurting the American people.
And this is just the beginning.”
While Trump is likely to sign the House budget resolution, his administration may have to act on other priorities.
The budget would increase the U,S.
trade deficit by $4.6 trillion over the next 10 years, the Congressional Budget Office found.
That deficit is projected to grow by $2.4 trillion in 2021, the first time the country has reached this level since the Great Depression.
While the administration has been promising to balance the budget within the first 10 years of his presidency, the administration’s projections show that the deficit will increase by another $1.8 trillion over that period.
That increase is expected because the administration will be borrowing more money from the U and China to pay for the $2 billion in spending that the president proposed during his campaign.
While Trump has not given any specific estimates for how much the federal government will borrow, his campaign pledge to reduce the deficit by a third over 10 years would allow the U to balance by the time his administration takes office.
“I think the president is making a bold, bold promise, and I think he’s going to fulfill that pledge,” House Ways and Means Committee Chair Kevin Brady (R-Texas) said on CBS’ Face the Nation on March 18.
“We are going to cut taxes and we are going be bringing back jobs.
He’s not just a one-trick pony.” Trump