Trump to give tax speech Wednesday

Trump to give tax speech Wednesday
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpArizona GOP Senate candidate defends bus tour with far-right activist Alyssa Milano protests Kavanaugh in 'Handmaid's Tale' costume Bomb in deadly Yemen school bus attack was manufactured by US firm: report MORE will sell the GOP's tax-cut plans to the public in a speech on Wednesday amid efforts from congressional Republicans to get legislation on his desk by Christmas.

“As we work with Congress to achieve historic tax cuts, the President plans to speak Wednesday to the American people on how tax reform will lead to a brighter future for them and their families,” White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters said in a statement Monday.

Axios reported that Trump's speech will tax place at the Treasury Department, where the audience will consist mainly of young people and middle-class families.

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The speech comes as House and Senate Republicans are working to resolve the differences between their two tax bills and produce a final piece of legislation.

The House–Senate tax conference committee is holding an open meeting on Wednesday, but lawmakers involved in the conference have also been negotiating privately.

Polls have shown that the public is not sold on the GOP's tax plans, with more people opposing the efforts than supporting them. White House officials have pushed back, arguing that specific provisions in the bill have strong support.