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Trump Bringing Big Wish List To Capitol Hill In First Visit Since J6

President Donald Trump, right, encourages Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, left, to speak during a rally, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Lewis Center, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Former President Donald Trump will discuss his legislative priorities in more detail when he meets with Republican lawmakers Thursday on Capitol Hill.

In his third bid for the White House, Mr. Trump has laid out a wide-ranging Agenda 47, which focuses heavily on reversing President Biden’s executive actions on immigration, energy and equity programs.

Mr. Trump needs Congress to score policy wins in Washington and, more importantly, enact structural changes to how the federal government operates. He said some of the restrictions handcuffed him in his first term.

The former president will make his first visit to Capitol Hill since the Jan. 6, 2021, riot and since he became a convicted felon. A senior Trump campaign official said the meeting will focus on how Republicans can advance policies “protecting Social Security and Medicare, securing the southern border, and cutting taxes for hardworking families.”

Rep. Jim Jordan, a top Trump ally from Ohio, said the Trump agenda includes reauthorizing the expiring 2017 tax cuts, opening up energy production by slashing federal regulations, stopping the weaponization of government agencies and “most importantly securing the border.”

Others said they would seek more clarity from Mr. Trump.

“I want to hear a really clear vision of what we’re going to do in January,” said Rep. Chip Roy, Texas Republican. “I just want to hear specifics about what we’re running on.”

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