May 18, 2017 / 4:04 PM / 8 months ago

U.S. House speaker confident tax reform can be done in 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday he remained confident lawmakers could get tax reform legislation, a top Republican legislative priority, passed this year.

“Our goal, and I am very confident we can meet this goal, is calendar year 2017 for tax reform,” Ryan said at a news conference. “And I think we’re making good progress.”

Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Jonathan Oatis

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