Magazine February 5, 2018, Issue

Things to Do in D.C. Before You Die

(Roman Genn)
A Republican agenda for 2018

Republicans scored a major success by passing their tax bill. Just ask them. Victory appears to have come as such a surprise to them that they do not have a plan for what to do next.

At the White House, infrastructure is the big idea. What form a bill would take is, however, unclear. The president has reportedly poured cold water on the public–private partnerships that Gary Cohn, his top economic adviser, wants to make central to any plan. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan keeps talking up welfare reform: He has long wanted to devolve authority over many anti-poverty programs

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Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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