Trump to host congressional leaders at Camp David

Trump to host congressional leaders at Camp David
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpPapadopoulos claims he was pressured to sign plea deal Tlaib asking colleagues to support impeachment investigation resolution Trump rips 'Mainstream Media': 'They truly are the Enemy of the People' 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 McConnellThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Pass USMCA Coalition - Dems look for traction following Barr-Mueller findings Senate GOP eyes probes into 2016 issues 'swept under the rug' Senate gears up for Green New Deal vote MORE (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanFormer Dem candidate says he faced cultural barriers on the campaign trail because he is working-class Former House candidate and ex-ironworker says there is 'buyer's remorse' for Trump in Midwest Head of top hedge fund association to step down 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.