Trump, Ryan to Push for Major Welfare System Reforms in 2018


President Trump has sided with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan to push for sweeping welfare reforms this year but they will have to persuade a skeptical Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell when the three huddle at Camp David over the weekend to set the GOP’s legislative agenda for 2018.

Mr. McConnell, Kentucky Republican, is expressing grave reservations about tackling the hot-button issue without bipartisan support that the effort almost certainly will lack.

For Democrats, it’s also a made-to-order campaign talking point that Republicans help the rich and hurt the poor.

But Mr. Trump is forging ahead with reining in welfare programs, as well as other …

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