By Kate HarrisonThe CPAC conference began Monday and the focus of the day was on the 2016 election.
But that’s not all.
The day also included other topics, including the upcoming legislative agenda, the budget, the economy, immigration, the Supreme Court, the debt ceiling, the health care system and much more.
Here’s a look at some of the other highlights.1.
Who’s in charge?
The agenda will focus on “the 2016 election and the future of the American people,” according to a CPAC news release.
That means the agenda will be dominated by conservative politicians who will talk about the 2016 presidential race and the upcoming Congress.
The speaker’s agenda will include the following:1.
President Donald Trump.
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee will be the main focus of his agenda, and he’s expected to use it as a springboard to his broader agenda.
CPAC organizers are hoping that the president will take his time to deliver his most important message and take on the Republican agenda, but they’re also hoping the president won’t overstay his welcome.
“It’s a good reminder that if the president wants to address a particular issue or get a particular piece of legislation passed, he should be able to,” said Ryan Bednar, executive director of the Center for American Progress.
“He’s not going to be a one-man show.
He’s not a presidential candidate.
He has a staff and a team of people who are working around the clock to do the best they can to get the things that they need done.”2.
The next president will face a choice to make: Do the American Dream mean a return to mass immigration or a return, in a bipartisan way, to a system of legal immigration?
And how will the immigration system be re-engineered in a way that makes the country more competitive in the global economy?
The immigration debate will also be discussed.4.
The CPAC budget will be addressed by the president, Congress and the president’s own advisers, according to the CP, but the budget will also include recommendations from the president on how to address the national debt and how to handle the refugee crisis.5.
The health care issue will be front and center, with CPAC attendees expecting a number of changes, including changes in the ACA, the individual mandate and the Medicaid expansion.6.
The Supreme Court.
The upcoming court vacancy on the Supreme in 2019 will be a hot topic.
Many conservatives are concerned that the court will not take up the issues that have been brought up during the campaign.
Conservatives will also want to know what Trump’s position is on Roe v.
Wade and Obamacare.
“A lot of conservatives are going to want to hear from Trump on the Affordable Care Act, the [Supreme Court] vacancy, abortion and Medicaid,” Bednar said.
“I think that’s the most important one.”7.
The conference will also have a focus on the economy.
While the economy will not be the focus, many CPAC speakers will focus heavily on the U.S. economy, especially with regard to trade and immigration.
The economy will also come up in a number in the agenda.
It will include:1, a discussion of how the president plans to make America more competitive and resilient in the world.2, a focus in the budget on the administration’s commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement.3, a debate about the Affordable Health Care Act.4, the president-elect’s immigration policy.5, an outline of the economic policy agenda, including trade and the debt.6, an update on the fiscal cliff.7.
Justice Anthony Kennedy.
The Kennedy Court will be an important topic of discussion.
Conservatives have been waiting for Kennedy to step down for years.
But Kennedy has signaled that he is willing to retire, something conservatives hope will allow him to continue to work on his legacy.
“There is a lot of concern that if he does retire, he may not be able — if he decides to step aside — to help the president make decisions on the immigration and trade issue,” Bedar said.8.
The Affordable Care Law.
CPac attendees will be asked to provide input on how the Affordable Healthcare Act will be implemented and how it will be funded.
The ACA, which was signed into law in 2010 and remains the law of the land, has been the subject of controversy since it was enacted.
The ACA provides insurance for millions of Americans and is popular with many Republicans.
The president has called it the greatest achievement of our time, and the debate over its future has raged for years in Washington.
CP’s agenda promises to include the ACA and the repeal of the ACA.9.
The EPA and other environmental issues will be discussed, as will the importance of renewable energy and the importance placed on clean energy.10.
The administration is also expected to discuss the need for immigration reform, and immigration reform will be part of the agenda as well