Trump’s policy agenda is likely to be a patchwork that includes some Republican initiatives already written. What can we discern from his first day on the Hill as president-elect about where he might start?
position paper notes, “Providing healthcare to illegal immigrants costs us some $11 billion annually. If we were to simply enforce the current immigration laws and restrict the unbridled granting of visas to this country, we could relieve healthcare cost pressures on state and local governments.” No source is cited for this figure; neither is the alternative cost of providing healthcare services to this population that would be denied insurance under a Trump administration.
The current House Speaker, Paul Ryan, is first and foremost a policy wonk.