According to a White House liaison, President Donald Trump will be traveling more, using his star power in attempt to garner support for tax legislation.
Although the president has urged senators to continue to work on a repeal for Obamacare, another major agenda item is an overhaul of the tax code, and traveling throughout the country could help President Trump build support for the legislation. He will reportedly visit states he won, that are traditionally Democratic, like Michigan and Wisconsin.
“In terms of travel, I think you will see him out there more … in the states where we need votes,” said White House’s legislative liaison Marc Short, according to Reuters.
Short made the remarks during a tax panel discussion, an event sponsored by Republican donors Charles and David Koch through Americans for Prosperity. The group organizes supporters who favor conservative legislation.
Short said the White House is looking to groups like Americans for Prosperity, because national groups that share the same ideology can help them gain support for their agenda. Short seemed to feel tax reform was less complicated than health insurance, and appeared confident about the administrations, chances at success in passing tax reform.
At the same panel, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin commented on tax reform as well. He said, “The message is [tax reform] may not be perfect for everything you want, but it’s going to be really really good for the economy and better than what we have.”
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