Trump wants lawmakers to 'move fast' on taxesSeptember 13, 2017 11:48am

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is pushing lawmakers to "move fast" on a tax overhaul.

On Twitter Wednesday, Trump says: "The approval process for the biggest Tax Cut & Tax Reform package in the history of our country will soon begin. Move fast Congress!"

Trump had dinner Tuesday with a group of Republican and Democratic senators to talk taxes. The push to overhaul the tax code is a top priority for Trump and Republicans after their effort on health care failed.

Trump has been pushing for changes to the tax code to cut corporate and individual rates and simplify the system, but has offered few specifics.

White House legislative director Marc Short said Tuesday that principles for the tax overhaul will be released "in a matter of days, not weeks."

Page 1 of 1

More Stories Like This

House Republicans plan retreat next week to discuss tax planHouse Republicans plan a retreat away from the Capitol next week to discuss a tax overhaul that congressional leaders have been working on for month
Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorialsEditorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the U.S. and abroad
Graphic shows results of Avalere Health analysis of state funding for health care under new Republican plan; 2c x 6 inches; 96.3 mm x 152 mm;
Study: Most states would take a hit from GOP health bill
In this June 5, 2017 photo, Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa. holds up pieces of paper used by U.S. Air Traffic Controllers as he speaks about updating their systems during an Air Traffic Control Reform Initiative event in the East Room at the White House in Washington. President Donald Trump has embraced airlines’ decades-long goal of removing air traffic control operations from the government and putting industry in charge, making it a key part of his agenda to boost the nation’s infrastructure through privatization. And yet, his prospects for closing the deal with Congress appear slim.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Prospects for air traffic control privatization appear slim
The Latest: Analysts say Alaska gets help in health billAnalysts say that the health care bill that Republicans hope to push through the Senate next week contains language helping Alaska
FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2017, file photo, water from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods from floodwaters brought on by Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston. Houston has proposed a hike in the city's property tax rate to help pay for mounting expenses from Harvey, particularly for debris clean up and to replenish an emergency fund. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
New potential burden for Houston homeowners: higher taxes
This component is currently unavailable.
AdChoices

Related Searches

Related Searches

AdChoices