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Outsourcing Was Donnelly's Main Course at the Tax Reform Dinner

The Indiana senator says the president supports his plan to stop outsourcing, but didn't say whether he supported Trump on tax reform.

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Tax reform was the reason the president wanted to have dinner with Sen. Joe Donnelly, and others last night. Donnelly says he also brought up his bill to end the outsourcing of jobs to other countries.

Pres. Trump plans to visit 13 states, including Indiana, to talk about tax reform. Last night his guests for the working dinner included Donnelly, Joseph Manchin, of West Virginia, and Heidi Heitkamp, of North Dakota. They were invited because they were the only Democrats who did not sign a letter saying they were not interested in working with Republicans on tax reform.

The three are also up for re-election next year. Donnelly has said in campaign stops that he is one of the most bi-partisan senators.

“I had another good conversation with President Trump about my proposal to address the outsourcing of American jobs. I am pleased he remains supportive of my proposal, and I believe that tax reform should include measures to support companies that invest in our workers and penalize companies that ship American jobs to foreign countries," said Donnelly.

 

"I am hopeful we can work together to encourage domestic investments that benefit American workers.”

Donnelly's statement to the press after the dinner did not include any comments on whether he'll support the president's plans on tax reform.

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