White House incorrectly calls Mnuchin 'Secretary of Commerce' in press release

White House incorrectly calls Mnuchin 'Secretary of Commerce' in press release
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The White House on Wednesday sent out a press release incorrectly referring to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin as the "Secretary of Commerce."

Wilbur RossWilbur Louis RossHouse panel, Commerce Department reach agreement on census documents China sanctions Wilbur Ross, others after US warns of doing business in Hong Kong DOJ won't prosecute Wilbur Ross after watchdog found he gave false testimony MORE serves as President Trump's Commerce secretary.

Earlier Wednesday, Mnuchin, along with Gary CohnGary David CohnOn The Money: Wall Street zeros in on Georgia runoffs | Seven states sue regulator over 'true lender' rule on interest rates | 2021 deficit on track to reach .3 trillion Former Trump economic aide Gary Cohn joins IBM The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - Trump OKs transition; Biden taps Treasury, State experience MORE, the director of the National Economic Council, briefed the White House press corps about the administration’s new tax plan


The email, a transcript of the day’s briefing, incorrectly referred to Mnuchin as the Commerce secretary in the subject line, but in the body of the email accurately described him as the secretary of the Treasury.

The Trump administration is proposing striking most deductions from the tax code and simplifying personal income taxes into three brackets, down from seven, among many other changes.