House Speaker Ryan: Tax rates must be permanent in tax reform

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Ryan voiced his support for Arizona Senators Jeff Flake and John McCain, who Trump criticized during a rally on Tuesday for playing a role in defeating the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Congressional aides and Republicans outside of government worry that Trump may not hesitate to veto a September stopgap spending bill, known as a continuing resolution, even though congressional leaders worry that such a fight could threaten the wider Trump agenda, including a planned tax overhaul. "We will not tolerate this hateful ideology in our society".

"An immigration system... that is based on what the economy needs, based on skills, based on contributions to the economy, is the kind of system that, I believe an emerging consensus is occurring that we hope to achieve", he said.

Ryan has a nationally televised town hall meeting Monday evening. "I don't think that anyone is interested in having a shutdown, I don't think it's in our interest to do so while we work on doing what we actually said we would do - what we have done already in the House and we need to do, which is control our borders - so I don't think you have to choose between the two".

Ryan said he'd like to see Congress pass legislation to slash tax rates for businesses and individuals this year.

"I'm really disturbed by Paul Ryan's policy which Greg Walden helped to write, particularly it is a tax on Medicaid a program that helps needy people", Lowe said.

Ryan is on a tour of the Northwest as part of a push to revamp the nation's tax code.

Ryan praised the investments made by Intel in capital equipment and research and development - $22.7 billion annually, he said - and voiced hope of creating more successful companies like Intel. They are here to stay, the speaker said.

Ryan did not go into much more detail on the tax plan than he has previously.

On Wednesday, he visited employees at Intel's headquarters in Hillsboro, Oregon.

The speaker also viewed a new water cooling system for computer servers.

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