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Reuters Select: Republicans aim to coax Trump toward House trade tax plan
December 1, 2016 / 2:06 PM / a year ago

Reuters Select: Republicans aim to coax Trump toward House trade tax plan

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U.S. Vice President-elect Mike Pence gestures to reporters during a meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan on Capitol Hill. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. Vice President-elect Mike Pence gestures to reporters during a meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan on Capitol Hill. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Republicans aim to coax Trump toward House trade tax plan
Congressional Republicans hope to convince Donald Trump to support an untested strategy of using the tax code to promote exports while slashing corporate taxes, framing it as a way to fulfill his campaign promises to restore blue-collar jobs. Reuters' David Morgan explains why it will be a hard case to make.

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