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U.S. House speaker confident tax reform can be done in 2017
May 18, 2017 / 4:04 PM / 6 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.

U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan speaks to the press about President Donald Trump, former FBI Director James Comey and Russia investigations after a closed meeting of the Republican leadership of the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. May 17, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

“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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