President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak sometime after 12:30 p.m. Thursday to House and Senate GOP lawmakers at their annual policy retreat in Philadelphia.
Watch live video of the president’s address above. After Trump speaks, watch the PBS Newshour politics team put the speech in context on Facebook.
Despite a rocky start to his administration, many lawmakers are optimistic about delivering change in a new era of GOP control over Washington.
They would like to see a Trump committed to their agenda and results, not a president who veers off course into conspiracy theories about voter fraud or who keeps litigating the size of his inaugural crowds.
Before Trump’s appearance, House Speaker Paul Ryan sketched out an ambitious agenda to lawmakers that includes sending Trump a health care repeal bill by March and a rewrite of tax laws by summer’s end.
Congress will move legislation this year providing up to $15 billion to build a wall along the Mexican boundary, Republican leaders said Thursday at their annual strategy retreat. But they would not say how they would prevent the massive project from adding to federal deficits.
The Associated Press’ Erica Werner wrote this report.
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