Republican leaders in Congress and the Trump administration met at the White House on Tuesday to discuss tax reform initiatives that are "pro-growth, pro-jobs, pro-worker, and pro-America."
"The leaders reaffirmed their commitment to reducing the crushing burden of the Nation's self-destructive tax code, which hurts our companies and our workers, and discussed their desire to make the tax code simple, fair, and easy to understand," the White House Office of the Press Secretary said in a statement.
President Trump attended the meeting along Vice President Mike Pence, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn. House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and heads of the tax committees were also present.
The statement said House and Senate committee hearings on tax reform were discussed and that leaders came to the consensus that committee activity should advance, so Congress can act swiftly.
"President Trump expressed his resolve to encourage action and build public support for the passage of tax reform that creates jobs and raises wages for American workers," the statement said.
Trump himself just before the meeting said, "This is more than just reform; this is tax-cutting."
Additionally, the leaders also addressed funding to support relief efforts for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana.