Paul Ryan listens to Del. Jenniffer Gonzalez, D-Puerto Rico, at the Emergency Operations Center in San Juan. Photo: Carlos Giusti / AP

House Speaker Paul Ryan predicted to a Milwaukee radio station yesterday that the House will pass a tax rewrite by next month, and the Senate will approve it and send it to Trump's desk by December, The Hill reports.

Reality check: Republicans haven't introduced an actual bill yet, and Congress has a fairly full plate right now, from immigration to Iran to government funding for the rest of the year. There are 28 legislative days left in 2017.

The Senate hurdle ahead: Although Ryan said the House "pre-agreed" on a tax overhaul, when asked at a Monday event what the biggest roadblock to passing a change to the tax code is, Ryan responded: "You ever heard of the United States Senate before?" Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can only afford to lose two Republicans in the tax battle ahead.

Trump's not blaming himself: "I'm not going to blame myself, I'll be honest. They are not getting the job done," Trump said Monday.

  • But Americans' approval of the way Trump works with Congress is 32%, which is even lower than his 37% approval rating right now, per a CNN and SSRS poll.

This week on the Hill: The Senate is expected to vote on the budget this week after the House passed its version last week. Both will need a conference to work out a final version. The House is out this week.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 9:45 p.m. ET: 19,282,972 — Total deaths: 718,851 — Total recoveries — 11,671,491Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 9:45 p.m. ET: 4,937,441 — Total deaths: 161,248 — Total recoveries: 1,623,870 — Total tests: 60,415,558Map.
  3. Politics: Trump says he's prepared to sign executive orders on coronavirus aid.
  4. Education: Cuomo says all New York schools can reopen for in-person learning.
  5. Public health: Surgeon general urges flu shots to prevent "double whammy" with coronavirus — Massachusetts pauses reopening after uptick in coronavirus cases.
  6. World: Africa records over 1 million coronavirus cases — Gates Foundation puts $150 million behind coronavirus vaccine production.

Warren and Clinton to speak on same night of Democratic convention

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton both are slated to speak on the Wednesday of the Democratic convention — Aug. 19 — four sources familiar with the planning told Axios.

Why it matters: That's the same night Joe Biden's running mate (to be revealed next week) will address the nation. Clinton and Warren represent two of the most influential wise-women of Democratic politics with the potential to turn out millions of establishment and progressive voters in November.

Trump considering order on pre-existing condition protections, which already exist

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President Trump announced on Friday he will pursue an executive order requiring insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions, something that is already law.

Why it matters: The Affordable Care Act already requires insurers to cover pre-existing conditions. The Trump administration is currently arguing in a case before the Supreme Court to strike down that very law — including its pre-existing condition protections.