President Trump will travel to Indiana Wednesday to promote a new tax-reform framework being produced by congressional Republicans and administration officials, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday.
With Republican hopes to repeal ObamaCare fading, the drive to cut taxes and make other changes to the tax code is rising as they seek a legislative and political win.
"During his remarks, the president will discuss new details on the framework for these cuts and reforms," Sanders said during a press briefing. "These details will include specific proposed rates for individuals, small businesses and corporations, and he will also discuss the elimination of loopholes that have rigged the current tax code in favor of the wealthy and well-connected."
The framework is being created by the so-called Big Six to provide guidelines for the congressional tax-writing committees as they craft legislation.
The group is composed of Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanPaul Ryan says it's 'really clear' Biden won election: 'It was not rigged. It was not stolen' Democrats fret over Trump-district retirements ahead of midterms To cut poverty and solve the labor shortage, enhance the Earned Income Tax Credit MORE (R-Wis.), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellCEOs urge Congress to raise debt limit or risk 'avoidable crisis' Capito grills EPA nominee on '#ResistCapitalism' tweet Hassan launches first ad of reelection bid focusing on veterans' issues MORE (R-Ky.), House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin BradyKevin Patrick BradyHouse panel advances key portion of Democrats' .5T bill LIVE COVERAGE: Ways and Means to conclude work on .5T package LIVE COVERAGE: Tax hikes take center stage in Ways and Means markup MORE (R-Texas), Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchCongress, stop holding 'Dreamers' hostage Drug prices are declining amid inflation fears The national action imperative to achieve 30 by 30 MORE (R-Utah), Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven MnuchinMenendez, Rubio ask Yellen to probe meatpacker JBS The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Goldman Sachs - Biden rallies Senate Dems behind mammoth spending plan Mnuchin dodges CNBC questions on whether Trump lying over election MORE and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn.
In the last few weeks, Trump has also made the case for tax reform in speeches in Missouri and North Dakota. Vice President Pence also went to Indiana on Friday to talk about the need for a tax code rewrite.
Trump and Pence have been delivering speeches on taxes in states with Democratic senators facing competitive reelection races in 2018. Indiana is home to Sen. Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellyRepublicans may regret restricting reproductive rights Sanders traveling to Iowa, Indiana to pitch Biden's spending package Supreme Court battle could wreak havoc with Biden's 2020 agenda MORE (D), who attended Pence's speech.