Ivanka Trump pushes GOP tax plan at Pennsylvania town hall

Ivanka Trump pushes GOP tax plan at Pennsylvania town hall
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Ivanka Trump traveled to Pennsylvania Monday for a town hall event on the GOP’s tax-reform plan, as Republicans work to pass legislation before the end of the year.

The White House adviser and daughter of President TrumpDonald John TrumpGraham: America must 'accept the pain that comes in standing up to China' Weld 'thrilled' more Republicans are challenging Trump New data challenges Trump's economic narrative MORE said the plan was centered on “supporting the American family.”

“For me this tax plan really couples two things that are really core values as a country, which is work and supporting the American family,” the first daughter said.

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Trump also said the plan contains elements “squarely targeted at creating jobs, creating growth and offering relief to our middle-income families.”

"This is about the recognition that, as a country, we have to have policies that mirror our values,” Trump said. “We have to encourage the next generation to be competitive and compassionate.”

President Trump unveiled his tax-reform plan last month, which calls for three individual tax rates of 12 percent, 25 percent and 35 percent. 

The plan also lowers the corporate rate from 35 percent to 20 percent, as well as nearly doubling the standard deduction and repealing the estate tax and the alternative minimum tax.

Ivanka Trump also spoke about increasing the child tax credit at the event, which she praised as a “well-designed” way to make “a big difference in the lives of many families.”

The Senate passed a fiscal 2018 budget last week that includes instructions that will allow tax reform to pass without any Democratic votes.

Donald Trump will join Senate Republicans at their weekly policy lunch on Tuesday for the first time as president to push the tax-reform plan.