Trump Heads To Missouri To Begin Campaign For Tax Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump will kick off the Republican plan to reenact major changes to the U.S. tax code with a speech in Missouri Wednesday, in an effort to galvanize the American people behind one of his administration’s chief legislative agendas.

The president will speak at a manufacturing company in Springfield, but is not expected to reveal key policy details. The speech will likely make the case that comprehensive tax reform is necessary, not simply sufficient, to improving the economy and lives of each and every American citizen.

The White House told reporters Tuesday that policy details will get released in the coming weeks as the legislative process kicks off, but the core of the proposal is likely to look similar to what the administration rolled out in April. The White House also promised that the president and his administration is committed to working with Congress to come to a consensus bill.

The specifics are expected to get hammered out in House and Senate committees, The White House told reporters. In other words, the administration is planning to push tax reform through regular order, and not, as was the case with Obamacare repeal, through the Senate budget reconciliation process, which allows Republican leadership to bypass Democratic filibusters and requires only 50 yes votes.

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