Sanders: All Senate Democrats Need to Agree on a ‘Framework’ for Growth and Jobs Legislation

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Sunday that all Senate Democrats need to agree on a “framework” for economic growth and job creation legislation before the House votes on it. “We would like…

Sanders: All Senate Democrats Need to Agree on a ‘Framework’ for Growth and Jobs Legislation

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Sunday that all Senate Democrats need to agree on a “framework” for economic growth and job creation legislation before the House votes on it.

“We would like to look for the president’s recommendations from the budget committee and then hope that with Democratic support that there’s a framework for a bill that we can introduce in the Senate in early November,” Sanders said on “Fox News Sunday.”

After the meeting with Republican senators on Thursday, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said the president would call members of the entire Democratic caucus, some of whom are now part of a compromise group of five senators working to develop a bipartisan consensus on the issue.

The new five-person group includes Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Angus King (I-Maine), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.).

Although Trump gave Republicans much of the credit for the economy under his leadership, Sanders said Trump recognized many factors that helped him in winning last year’s election.

“[Trump] said that he feels like he can give credit to a lot of factors,” Sanders said. “Number one, and I believe he’s right, that businesses want what he’s done, they want to make a lot of money. And secondly, that a number of the tax cuts have been, in some cases, the result of changes that Congress made in their tax code.”

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