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Ivanka Trump Works for Tax Reform with Key Conservatives

Written by Joe Scudder

Advocating her father’s agenda, Ivanka Trump works with Grover Norquist and other conservative Republicans.

While the GOP is divided on how to do tax reform, Ivanka Trump works with Republican Grover Norquist and others to expand the child tax credit. Apparently (if media reports can be believed), Ivanka’s involvement in her father’s presidency has rubbed some Republican leaders the wrong way. But she continues to push for what she believes is important to American families.

The Washington Times reports, “Ivanka Trump teams with Grover Norquist, faith and family leaders to boost tax-reform efforts.

She has consulted with Sen. Marco Rubio., Florida Republican, on legislation to expand the child tax credit, and could be an effective voice in selling the idea to voters and conservative groups.

“She is a formidable ally in any cause, and she has spoken out with great passion and eloquence on this issue,” said Sen. Mike Lee, Utah Republican.

Ms. Trump’s active involvement in tax reform talks also comes at a crucial time, as lawmakers are looking mobilize grass-roots conservatives — notably social conservative groups — to back the effort.

But it’s unclear how Ms. Trump’s push will stack up against GOP leaders, who have said they want to eliminate most tax breaks and use the revenue to lower rates across the board.

ATR President Grover Norquist said expanding the credits should be part of the discussion.

“As we go back, we’ve never had a successful tax reform that was not both pro-growth and pro-family,” he said. “That’s how we put together a winning coalition to understand why we need to do it. It’s also important to do both of those things as we move forward.”

Read the entire Washington Times article.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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