Brown, Portman see some bright spots in tax meeting with Trump

Columbus Dispatch

WASHINGTON – Ohio’s two U.S. senators said they are cautiously optimistic about Congress’ chances of passing comprehensive tax reform after a meeting at the White House on Wednesday.

Republicans and Democrats from the Senate Finance Committee — including Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman of Ohio — huddled with President Donald Trump to push their respective priorities for tax reform.

Speaking briefly at the beginning of the meeting, Trump said the current proposal would increase the child tax credit, end the estate tax and cut the corporate tax rate to no more than 20 percent.

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