Trump pushes Congress to 'move fast' on tax reform

Trump pushes Congress to 'move fast' on tax reform
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President Trump is pushing Congress to "move fast" on passing tax reform, saying the process will soon begin. 

"The approval process for the biggest Tax Cut & Tax Reform package in the history of our country will soon begin," the president tweeted early Wednesday.

"Move fast Congress!"  

Trump in a later tweet said tax cuts and reform are needed "more than ever before" in the wake of Irma and Harvey, two powerful hurricanes that devastated portions of the U.S.

"Go Congress, go!" he tweeted

Trump's tweets come as his administration looks to achieve its first legislative victory during his eight months in office, although no tax package has been introduced. 

The president has been pressuring Republicans, as well as vulnerable Democrats in 2018 midterm races, to pass a reform package in the near future. 

The White House early Wednesday described a dinner between Trump and a bipartisan group of senators that touched on middle-class tax cuts “highly productive.”

“Through bipartisan outreach efforts like this, President Trump is demonstrating his commitment to fulfilling his promises, and that includes producing tangible results on important issues like tax reform,” the White House said, adding that the meeting Tuesday night “will spur constructive discussion moving forward.”

The president earlier this month stressed the urgency of the matter, saying on Twitter that “Republicans must start the Tax Reform/Tax Cut legislation ASAP. Don't wait until the end of September.

“Needed now more than ever. Hurry!” 

This report was updated at 10:44 a.m.