'We are going to finance the Secure Fence Act, which is the construction of a physical barrier on the border, ' Ryan said. He said the border "will be tended to quickly" as it is a "national security priority".
Two weeks ago after Senate Republicans began the budget reconciliation process to repeal Obamacare, and almost one week after President Donald Trump signed an executive order setting its slow-motion death in motion, the G.O.P. seems no closer to coalescing around an alternative to Barack Obama's signature health care law. To the room of GOP lawmakers, who erupted in whistles and applause, Trump continued: "He would write and send it up-and nothing would happen".
Trump added: "I just signed two executive orders that will save thousand of lives, millions of jobs and billions and billions of dollars". Republican leaders have said the wall proposal under discussion would cost $12 billion to $15 billion cost but some congressional aides say it could end up easily topping $20 billion.
For his part, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he meant to "stick to the plan and make as much progress as we can".
The White House is considering steps to commission a probe of widespread voter fraud, restrict the flow of refugees to the USA, and negotiate individual trade deals with countries that signed the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.
He said he will instead broker better, one-one-one deals with countries.
Who's paying for the wall? In the meantime, Ryan said that Trump must pass administrative actions to keep the insurance market afloat.
It was reported earlier that Mexico is considering canceling over Trump's insistence on building the wall.
"We will be, in a form, reimbursed by Mexico ... absolutely, 100 percent", Trump told ABC News' David Muir. "It's costing us as much as $60 billion a year from Mexico alone in a trade deficit".
He went through the list of his first six days in office that did receive applause, including his executive order restarting the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines, adding, "We're going to make that pipe right here in America". "I wanna do everything within the bounds of what you're allowed to do legally".
McConnell noted that new CIA Director Mike Pompeo "has made it clear he's going to follow the law - and I believe virtually all of my members are comfortable the state of the law on that issue now".
There is also the "Resistance in Philly: Fighting for our Lives" rally, march and die-in hosted in collaboration with One Pennsylvania, that had 1,800 respondents who said they were going at the time this went to print. "We want to have a very stable, very solid Mexico"'. John Pierce, an independent, said he appreciated the "historical significance" of Trump's appearance and hoped to catch a glimpse of the presidential motorcade.
"This is going to be an unconventional presidency".
"I think they worry about it", Cole said.
Trump said he looked forward to another meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, stating: "We will discuss close coordination on many, many important issues between our countries".
Ryan got asked about whether spending might balloon with Republicans in complete control of government. "We are fiscal conservatives".