Trump Looks To Democrats To Shore Up Tax Reform Push
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by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington
US President Donald Trump has reached out to Democrat lawmakers to discuss tax reform, in a bid to obtain bipartisan support to get a package through Congress.
The President met with senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Joe Donnelly (D-ID), and Joe Manchin (D-WV) over dinner on September 12 to discuss possible support for a tax reform bill.
“I will tell you, for the tax bill, I would be very surprised if I don’t have at least a few Democrats,” Trump told reporters following the dinner.
The White House and Congress have so far failed to propose a joint comprehensive tax plan, despite months of negotiations. Trump has indicated that, if some members of the Republican party hold back reform, he may try to instead bring on board Democrat lawmakers to push through a bipartisan bill.
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