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>> Hm, I speak with President Trump quite a lot.>> I'm Andy Sullivan in the Washington News Room where a top Republican, Mitch McConnell, just paid us a visit. It's hard to imagine two characters more different than the buttoned down Senate leader and the unbuttoned President. But McConnell tells us that he and Trump are in sync on major policy issues, and that they have a good working relationship despite the daily barrage on Russia.
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>> He's very accessible. He enjoys talking to people. He calls me, I call him. We have a lot of conversations.>> You have said that you wish he would spend less time on Twitter and that there could be a little less drama coming out of the White House.
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Have you expressed this to him?>> Well obviously I've said to him I thought we could use a little less drama and you can see how effective I've been>> McConnell saying the drama is not stopping him as he pushes healthcare reform and a tax overhaul.>> No look I think the healthcare bill in the senate's gonna be written by senators you know, and we're involved in extensive discussions three days a week with every single member, all 52 of us.
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>> Trying to come up with an approach on health care that can get a minimum of 50 votes in order to pass the Senate.>> Some Republicans are predicting the Senate could pass tax and health bills this summer. But despite the good vibes with Trump, McConnell is not committing to a deadline.
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That's potentially a warning sign for investors who are counting on Congress to boost the economy.>> Certainly, markets are very interested in the progress of tax reform and when they might see that become law. Do you expect it's possible to get this done by the end of the year?
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>> Well, I think the markets ought not to be too impatient. Comprehensive tax reform back in the 80's took a of couple years. We certainly intend to address comprehensive tax reform this Congress. As soon as we get to a majority, we'll be voting.>> Aye, Mr. Mccain.