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1600 Daily: Everything White House 10/18/17

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The Unified Framework for Tax Reform that is supported by President Trump will mean hardworking Americans can keep more of their money. The average American household income could increase between $4,000 and $9,000 a year in wages and salary alone by cutting the Federal corporate income tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent, according to an analysis by the Council of Economic Advisors (CEA). “Lower taxes on American business means higher wages for American workers, and it means more products made right here in the USA.” – President Donald J. Trump

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President Trump Urges Optimism, Hope for America’s Future
Last night, President Trump delivered the keynote address at The Heritage Foundation’s annual President’s Club Meeting. The President encouraged all Americans to have confidence in the future of our Nation and immense pride in our history. President Trump drew attention to the once-in-a-generation opportunity to make history by fighting for pay raises for all Americans through tax reform and investing in American businesses and jobs.

Watch here.

Vice President Talks Tax Relief in Buffalo, NY
Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Buffalo, New York, on Tuesday to talk about the Administration’s America first tax relief plan with local businesses, community leaders, and families. The current tax code is broken and burdensome on American taxpayers and job-creators. The new plan will provide middle-class tax relief by permanently reducing tax rates, restoring the competitive edge of American businesses by lowering the corporate tax rate, eliminating loopholes and reducing paperwork to one page, making the tax code simple, easy, and fair, and returning trillions of dollars in wealth parked overseas to the American economy.

Learn more about how this vital tax relief will strengthen the middle class, grow the economy, and unleash America’s economic comeback.

Prime Minister of Greece Visits the White House
On Tuesday afternoon, President Trump welcomed the Prime Minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, to the White House. After a working luncheon, the two leaders held a joint press conference in the Rose Garden. Both leaders remarked on the strong, historic relationship that Greece and the United States share.

“A strong and flourishing Greece provides immense opportunity for American trade, investment, and job creation,” said President Trump.

Prime Minister Tsipras expressed his gratitude for the invitation to the White House and spoke of the nations’ relationship in light of recent and historical partnerships. “Today, our strategy is based on mutual respect, and it is fed by the significant support provided by the U.S. to Greece and to the Greek people during the hard times of the economic crisis,” he said.

Watch the press conference.

Photo of the Day

POTUS in the Oval Office

President Donald J. Trump in the Oval Office | October 17, 2017 (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen)

POTUS TODAY

Today, President Trump recieved his daily intelligence briefng and spoke with Governor Kim Reynolds of Iowa by telephone. Later, the President participated in a meeting with the bipartisan group of Senators from the Senate Finance Committee to discuss the tax cuts and reform, and stressed the urgent need to deliver tax relief to the American people.

COMING UP

On Friday, First Lady Melania Trump will be joined by designer Hervé Pierre at the Smithsonian to present her inauguration gown as the newest addition to the nearly 100-year old First Ladies Collection.

Over the weekend, the White House will be opening its gardens and grounds to visitors for the Fall Garden Tours. Read more.

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