Trump talks to Democrats as Republicans set tax plan timetable


President Donald Trump on Wednesday pressed ahead with his outreach to Democrats to try to make good on a campaign promise for major tax cuts, while fellow Republicans in the House of Representatives promised an outline of a tax plan in two weeks.
House Speaker Paul Ryan said an outline will be unveiled during the work week beginning Monday, Sept.
“It’s the beginning of a very important process to achieve for the first time in a generation overhauling our tax system and giving middle-class families a much deserved break,” Ryan told reporters.
Trump went to Twitter to urge Congress to “move fast” on what he called “the biggest Tax Cut & Tax Reform package in the history of our country.”
“I would love to have the Democrats supporting and working with us in a constructive way on tax reform, but we’re going to do it no matter what,” Ryan said.
Ryan and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin last week expressed confidence that Congress will pass the tax legislation this year.
Democrats largely have lined up against Trump’s legislative priorities, but he has shown a newfound willingness to work across party lines.
That led to a bill that Trump signed on Friday extending the government debt limit and federal spending for three months and providing about $15 billion in hurricane-related aid.
Democrat Joe Manchin, one of the senators who met with Trump on Tuesday, told CBS News that Trump was “very aggressive” on the need for a bipartisan plan.
I‘m not going to get a tax cut, nor any of the wealthy, super one-percenters will get any tax cuts,’” said Manchin, saying he is “anxious” to see a template of the plan.
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