Democrat House Member Encourages Party to Join GOP on Tax Reform

By NTK Staff | 08.24.2017 @5:18pm

Rep. Tim Ryan supports lowering the corporate tax rate and simplifying the tax code.

In an interview with “Morning Joe,” Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) seemed to buck his own party in support of tax reform principles that the GOP has been touting.

Ryan said specifically that “we need to lower the corporate tax rate,” and “we need to simplify the tax code,” in addition to chiding Democrats by noting that his party “can’t just be the party of redistribution of wealth.”

Those comments echo calls from Speaker Paul Ryan over the past week, who has visited Intel’s headquarters in Oregon and Boeing’s home base in Washington to call on Congress to pass tax reform.

Speaker Ryan has indicated that tax reform is at the top of his legislative agenda, and has staffed members on the House Ways & Means Committee and Finance Committee to work on drafting legislation to be considered when Congress returns from its August recess.

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