The Wall Street Journal: GOP Congress, meet President Trump

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House Speaker Paul Ryan on Sept. 15, 2016.

WASHINGTON —The new contours of power came into view Friday as the Senate confirmed two members of President Donald Trump’s national security team and the president issued executive orders related to the Affordable Care Act and federal regulations.

But despite confirming retired Gen. James Mattis to lead the Defense Department and retired Gen. John Kelly to head the Department of Homeland Security, Republican lawmakers acknowledged the challenges looming as the new GOP leadership seeks to overhaul health and tax policy in the year ahead.

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