North Dakota to be setting for Trump's 'aggressive' tax reform pitch

Eugene Oregon

Eugene Oregon

President Donald Trump promoted a tax overhaul as essential to boosting economic growth as he huddled Tuesday at the White House with his advisers and the congressional leaders shepherding his push to overhaul the nation's tax code.

Trump is expected in his speech to note that President Ronald Reagan's 1986 tax-reform law earned the vote of a Democratic senator from North Dakota. Hordes of people were leaving our state because they couldn't find jobs to support themselves and their families. Heitkamp traveled with Trump aboard Air Force One to her state for his speech to workers at a Biskmark refinery.

Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., confirmed he's attending, and Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., and Sen.

Trump said on Twitter Wednesday morning that he planned to address not only a comprehensive overhaul, but tax cuts more specifically. About 700 are expected to be at the invite-only event.

He called Mrs. Heitkamp to the stage at Andeavor Refinery in Mandan, North Dakota, creating a potentially awkward moment. The company changed names on August 1 after acquiring Western Refining.

"I want all of America to be inspired by the North Dakota example", the president plans to say, according to the prepared remarks. He also expressed his support for the Dakota Access Pipeline, saying it was the "right thing to do".

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He described the North Dakota elected officials, including Mrs. Heitkamp, as "fantastic leaders who share this goal with us". "She's listening. Yeah, she heard that".

President Barack Obama traveled to the state in 2014 when he visited the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

The Democratic senator is expected to face a hard challenge for reelection next year in a state Trump carried in 2016 by 36 percentage points, one of his biggest margins of victory. The last president to visit the Bismarck area was George H.W. Bush in 1989, to celebrate North Dakota's centennial.

"It's your money, not the government's money", Trump said.

Residential builders could also be affected by changes to the tax code, according to the National Association of Home Builders, who also agree that doubling the standard deduction would have adverse effects on the mortgage interest deduction, even if it remains intact, and ultimately, "reduce housing demand and lead to lower home values".

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