White House econ adviser to meet with auto leaders on tax reform

White House econ adviser to meet with auto leaders on tax reform
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White House National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn is slated to meet with automobile industry leaders on Wednesday about tax reform as the Trump administration works to flesh out its tax plan.

Representatives from the National Automobile Dealers Association, American International Automobile Dealers Association, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Global Automakers and the Automotive Service Association are expected to attend, according to White House spokeswoman Natalie Strom.

The meeting will be the latest of about one dozen tax-reform listening sessions that the White House plans to hold with business leaders. Last week, Cohn and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met with transportation industry leaders, including Airlines for America, the American Trucking Association, the American Association of Railroads, UPS and FedEx.

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"These meetings have been incredibly productive, and we believe that tax reform is well on track for the president to sign later this year," White House press secretary Sean Spicer said during Monday's press briefing.

Mnuchin and Cohn have also been meeting with members of Congress to discuss tax reform. Administration officials and congressional Republican leaders have said they want to get on the same page before releasing a tax-reform bill.

Cohn told Fox Business earlier this month that the administration "will have a very detailed drafted tax plan to be delivered to Congress by when they get back from the August recess.”

Updated at 2:46 p.m.