Trump kicks off tax reform pitch

The Hill
August 30, 2017

President Trump is set to kick off his sales pitch on tax reform Wednesday with a speech in Missouri as he seeks to rally the public behind one of his top legislative priorities.

The speech, held at a manufacturing company in Springfield, Mo., is expected to be the first in a series of tax-reform events for Trump. It comes at a critical time for the president’s legislative agenda, which counts tax reform as one of its key elements.

The White House said that the address is not expected to delve into policy details, including specific tax rates. Instead, Trump is expected to make the case for why he believes changes to the tax code are needed to give people a better chance of achieving the American Dream.

“The president is going to lay out his vision to bring back Main Street by reducing the crushing tax burden on our companies and our workers and also to restore our competitive advantage by repairing and reforming our badly broken tax code,” a senior White House official told reporters Tuesday.

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