President Donald Trump spoke in Harrisburg last week to champion bipartisan support for his tax reform plan.
President Donald Trump brought his campaign for tax reform to Pennsylvania last week by hosting a speech in Harrisburg, according to The Hill. Earlier this month, the White House and many within Congress announced a tax plan to cut rates for businesses and to limit the number of tax brackets. The tax framework has provided guidelines for the congressional tax-writing committees to craft legislation with the goal of passing reform before 2018.
President Trump has been traveling to states to win bipartisan approval of the tax legislation, including Missouri, North Dakota, and Indiana. Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey Jr., who is seeking reelection in 2018, is the target of the president’s visit. According to ABC News, last year was the first time a republican presidential candidate won Pennsylvania since 1988.
Trump’s speech in Pennsylvania follows his proclamation declaring October 6 as National Manufacturing Day. During his announcement, the president stated his efforts to “dramatically reduce the tax on American manufacturers so that we can compete and win on the world stage.”