Trump calls for a tax reform 'speed-up' in light of Hurricane Irma

By REUTERS
September 10, 2017 02:58
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WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he will ask the Republican-controlled Congress to further speed up its efforts to overhaul the US tax code, citing the potential impact of Hurricane Irma as a reason to hasten reforms.

"I think now with what's happened with the hurricane, I'm going to ask for a speedup. I wanted a speedup anyway, but now we need it even more so," the president said at the outset of a Cabinet meeting at Camp David. The White House released a video of his remarks.

Trump urged Congress in a Friday tweet not to wait until the end of September for tax legislation.


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