Ivanka Trump, White House advisor and daughter of President Donald Trump, attended a Pennsylvania town hall event on Monday to push the Republican tax reform plan.
As Republicans scramble to pass legislation before the New Year, Ivanka Trump joined United States Treasurer Jovita Carranza and former congresswoman of New York, Nan Hayworth for the hourlong event, which focused on pushing the GOP tax plan.
According to Ivanka, the Republican tax plan is intent on “supporting the American family.”
‘For me this tax plan really couples two things that are really core values as a country, which is work and supporting the American family.’
Trump touted the plan as containing elements “squarely targeted at creating jobs, creating growth and offering relief to our middle-income families.” Tax reform is a top priority for the Trump administration, Ivanka says, and it’s “important to address the new realities of modern American families.”
‘This is about the recognition that, as a country, we have policies that mirror our values. We have to encourage the next generation to be competitive and compassionate.’
The tax reform plan that Donald Trump revealed in September is set to repeal the “death” tax, the alternative minimum tax, and lower the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent.
Ivanka Trump was excited to praise the proposed child tax credit increase, adding that it was designed to make “a big difference in the lives of many families.” Trump said that effectively, the tax credit would allow families to afford to add to their family.
Not everyone has provided such glowing reviews of the proposed tax, which according to the GOP Senate budget, mean “$473 billion in cuts from medicare over 10 years.”
Last week the Senate passed a 2018 fiscal budget which will allow the proposed tax reform to pass without votes from Democrats.
President Trump will join Senate Republicans Tuesday for their weekly policy lunch. The president will be attending for the first time since he entered office and his focus is pushing his tax plan on any Senate Republicans that need convincing.
You can watch part of the town hall sit down in the youtube video below:
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