Trump wants to talk money. Not for himself, for his business or for his own personal gain; he wants to talk about your money. Specifically, what we should pay in taxes. Let’s hope this will be a win for the American people.
By Robert Costa
One of the biggest Republican projects of the year — tax reform — will begin Monday evening at the Capitol, with several top advisers to President-elect Donald Trump scheduled to hold a lengthy meeting with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and his team, according to two Trump associates familiar with the session.
The private discussions will convene in Ryan’s office suite shortly after 7 p.m. and will include a number of incoming White House officials: Reince Priebus, Stephen K. Bannon, Jared Kushner, Stephen Miller and Gary Cohn. The associates spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the meeting.
According to a senior House Republican aide, Ryan plans to walk the Trump aides through the House Republican tax proposal that was included in the party’s “A Better Way” agenda last year.
The aide said that the House Ways and Means Committee will be the main driver of future tax legislation and that Ryan will work with the committee and the White House to shepherd that process in the coming months.