Trump to host congressional leaders at Camp David

Trump to host congressional leaders at Camp David
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpFed saw risks to US economy fading before coronavirus spread quickened Pro-Trump super PAC hits Biden with new Spanish-language ad in Nevada Britain announces immigration policy barring unskilled migrants MORE is set to host congressional leaders at Camp David early next month as Republicans prepare to defend both houses of Congress in the 2018 midterm elections.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellKentucky state official says foreign adversaries 'routinely' scan election systems Don't let 'welfare for all' advocates derail administration's food stamp program reforms Whistleblower retaliation: Stop confusing unlawful attacks with politics MORE (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanOn The Trail: Democrats plan to hammer Trump on Social Security, Medicare Paul Ryan says Biden likely won't get Democratic nomination Judd Gregg: Honey, I Shrunk The Party MORE (R-Wis.) will stay with Trump at the presidential retreat Jan. 6-7.

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The summit at the presidential mountain retreat in Maryland comes weeks after the White House and the GOP-controlled Congress scored their first major legislative victory of the year with tax reform. 

The tax plan lowers the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent and repeals ObamaCare's individual insurance mandate. 

Republicans have boasted about the tax cuts Americans would initially receive under the plan, however, the cuts are set to expire by 2025. 

Democrats have said the bill is only beneficial to the wealthy and corporations and have said they plan to use the bill's low popularity to campaign in 2018. 

Reports surfaced earlier this month that McConnell has privately expressed concerns that his party could lose both chambers of Congress in 2018.

It was also reported that a number of Trump's advisers expressed concerns over the midterm elections in a meeting with the president last week.

Democrats need 24 seats to flip the House and only two to take control the Senate.