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Plus this show of bipartisanship.
In Washington the president inviting a group with twelve Republican senators -- the White House for dinner.
Last night's -- coming hours after the president releases three point eight trillion dollar budget plan.
They dying and a meal including steak salad in such hate vegetables and had a whole lot to talk about you -- -- senator Orrin -- attended the dinner.
Any joins us live from Capitol Hill the pressing question senator how -- that.
Well White House that is usually pretty good it was a it was just excellent we have it.
What a time when we're actually -- the family dining room so it was an interesting thing -- first time I've ever done have been waiting years I've been here.
Did you think I am so curious if you could be its biggest -- kind of behind the scenes about how this dinner at the White House is down -- mean.
You guys can't hang out have some small clock before you sit down to dinner hours of work -- a business meeting atmosphere what is it really light.
Well that's a lot of small talk to begin with.
Cover -- you have the presence of very.
You know very interesting and and and really I think good man on the he's very friendly and very.
Very winning personality but then we -- He launched into what he wanted to say to begin with and then it started with me in and around the the table.
And we start and we were you when he -- well he's -- Well I'm sitting right next to him apparently -- big the most senior senator that the I guess he thought he had a column at first I didn't I think terrico on Cuba -- you have if they did the president.
You know -- raised a number of issues that I think report almost every issue came up with my.
Senate Judiciary Committee in the -- ranking member on that's where all the money is that's where all the taxes -- and that's where.
That's where the entitlement programs aren't and and the Judiciary Committee I have to say the issue of immigration came up from we have general discussion I was well it was a very very interesting evening.
Continually expressed how difficult was for him with this side.
You know -- -- bring them along on some of these things and but he did express and openness -- working with us and I've got kind of I kind of like that for a change -- -- It sounds like it was that it was a nice evening you cities -- started off with a group.
As he sat down for dinner what did what did he start off with what kind of telling that he wanted to -- -- -- his top priority on the list of all the things that you talked about -- -- -- -- issues when -- sort of introduce is the -- Feed.
-- you know most of us and the main thing was that the -- of this of this.
-- difficult the national that is some.
Costs of running the government are on the difficulty between.
The -- through basic respect imports of live.
That this it is very much concerned about some of the things the president was doing -- very upset about some things but also.
People that he has to.
You know satisfied in our side.
Very tough on me and obviously you know we know we're tired of seventeen trillion dollar debt -- 45 -- -- Probably even before -- You know that -- it's 61000 dollars for every man woman and child in America laughs.
That's gone up exponentially licenses from -- six trillion dollars in growth.
-- I'm sure viewers than they hear that number two where everyone's probably tired of hearing how bad I'm wondering.
How we can fix that you that that Press Secretary was on with me a couple of weeks ago senator and this is after the first round of dinners and meetings that the president had.
Had with Republicans and ask the Press Secretary what is the real change that's coming at these meetings you know what.
What is the change of the American people need to know what's being accomplished in these meetings.
I he said that there was an ongoing constructive conversation I'm just curious in your perspective of what you think really is the change or the end result of having some dinners like he did last night.
Was a constructive conversation and the person was very gracious and I have to say from may through each one of us calls -- of our first names and and we have a wide ranging -- very respectful.
Exchange of views.
-- -- look at bridging group of people and frankly.
He was so gracious throughout the whole process you know.
The constant thing this White House is they have to have more taxes Americans spend more.
It they act like they're gonna pay down the national that they'll never do that I've only been here 37 years now on.
I have to say that every time they've asked for Texas to pay them the best they've got the Texans and and they just -- And that's been the case.
Every time for a -- -- What did you say has even noticed audit noted all the time that you sent in Washington it was your first me off in the Stanley dining room at the White House and that's interesting to note senator we really appreciate that.
The time that you spend with us -- and that.
Let's talking -- -- -- thank summer has.
I've had plenty of other moves to another and I felt -- -- -- I've never had before we -- and -- -- still.
I'll be happy to tell you about it.
Irate that our kids today that I have to be -- I pray that assignment as you -- read well on super -- guys that -- -- that it has -- -- to have you back thank you there.
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