The GOP Congress and incoming Trump administration will need to make some decisions in the coming weeks on how to proceed with a legislative agenda in 2017. The course they choose to take is likely to define the rest of the Trump presidency, just as decisions President-elect Obama made in late 2008 and early 2009 — to do a large stimulus bill first, followed by a sweeping health care law, and then Dodd-Frank — came to define his presidency.
Based on press reports, it seems the GOP is about to choose a path that will haunt them for years to come.
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