August 29, 2017
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calls for “true comprehensive tax reform.”
In an op-ed Monday, the Kentucky senator called the goal “the single most important step” lawmakers can take to put the economy back on track.
McConnell said he would work with the president and others in Washington to simplify the current tax code, and make the playing field more fair for businesses trying to compete on a global scale.
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin joined McConnell in Kentucky to discuss the issue, and said he hopes the reform effort can gain support on both sides of the aisle.
“I’d like to think there’s bipartisan support or some bipartisan support,” said Mnuchin. “The issues that were focused on, tax reform, are good for the American worker, are good for the middle class.”
Congress is scheduled to reconvene after Labor Day.
President Trump will also comprehensive tax reform later this week in Springfield, Missouri.