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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 10:42 AM

Trump To Meet With House GOPers Thursday Before Crucial Tax Bill Vote

Source: Associated Press




By MARCY GORDON Published NOVEMBER 14, 2017 9:42 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) ó As Republicans stake their claim to middle-class rescue in tax cut legislation deemed to carry tax hikes for millions, President Donald Trump plans an in-person appeal to lawmakers as the proposal faces a crucial vote in the House.

Underscoring the sharp political stakes for Trump, who lacks a major legislative achievement after nearly 10 months in office, Trump will meet with House Republicans on Thursday ahead of an expected vote on the tax overhaul legislation.

Promoted as needed relief for the middle class, the House and Senate bills would deeply cut corporate taxes, double the standard deduction used by most Americans, and limit or repeal completely the federal deduction for state and local property, income and sales taxes. Republican leaders in Congress view passage of the first major tax revamp in 30 years as imperative for the GOP to preserve its majorities in next yearís elections.

Trumpís planned pitch on Capitol Hill, after returning from his Asia trip, was disclosed by a White House official who wasnít authorized to discuss publicly the presidentís schedule and spoke on condition of anonymity. In the meantime, Trump tweeted into the debate Monday by urging Republican leaders to get more aggressive in the tax legislation. He called for a steeper tax cut for wealthy Americans and the addition of a contentious health care change to the already complex mix.

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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 10:55 AM

1. Please wait until rush hour is over. I don't need another traffic jam. NT

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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:25 AM

2. Between now and Thursday

... everything under discussion points to Excuse #5:



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