Tax Reform: Indiana's Brooks, 14 Other Reps Meet With Trump
WASHINGTON, D.C.--Another Hoosier representative in DC met with Pres. Trump to discuss tax reform. Rep. Susan Brooks joined 14 of her U.S. House colleagues in a meeting last night. Brooks said after the meeting that she applauds the effort to reform the tax system so that you can keep more of your money.
“It is critical that our tax reform efforts focus on fixing our overly complicated tax code to allow small businesses to grow and to allow hard-working Americans to keep more of their paycheck," said Brooks.
"The rich will not be gaining at all from this plan," said Pres. Trump. "We're looking for the middle class, and we're looking for jobs-jobs meaning companies."
Trump met Tuesday and had dinner with Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly and two other Democrat lawmakers, along with several Republicans, to try and convince them to support his plan.
"I applaud the President’s discussion today with members of Congress on both sides of the aisle to develop a comprehensive tax reform plan that prioritizes helping families across the country, including those in the Fifth District, and redefines our country’s economic competitiveness on a global scale," said Brooks.
"Now more than ever it's important to get tax reform done because this is about economic growth, economic recovery," said Treasury Sec. Steve Mnuchin, on Fox's Special Report. "With these two big hurricanes, we have to rebuild these areas of the country and we have to create economic growth.
Trump plans to visit Indiana to push for tax reform. Vice-Pres. Mike Pence will also visit the Hoosier State three times in the next month to help push the president's plan and to pressure Democrat Sen. Joe Donnelly to put his support with the president.