Vulnerable Democratic Senators Want More Details on GOP Tax Plan

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"Wyden (D-Ore.) are-the president basically asked them to work on that", said Sen. [Orrin] Hatch (R-Utah) and Sen.

President Donald Trump is making early moves to place the blame on Democrats if Congress is unable to pass the President's favored tax cut plan.

But some of those Democrats said after the White House meeting that they remain unconvinced.

With a 52-seat majority, they would need 50 GOP senators to support the plan in order to let Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceDems face close polls in must-win Virginia Report: Trump administration officials urged furious Tillerson not to quit Authorities recover 47 firearms in connection with Las Vegas shooter MORE break a tie in the Senate. Brown is among them. "It will be the largest tax cut in the history of our country".

Trump reportedly told Casey he is open to changes.

Among the Democrats invited to the White House on Wednesday were Sen.

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Ivanka Trump with her father, the president.

The comment was confirmed by a Senate aide briefed on the exchange, who demanded anonymity to disclose details of a private meeting.

President Trump calls the current tax code a burden on American taxpayers and harmful to American job creators.

The tax framework released by the White House and GOP leaders last month suggested a full repeal of the so-called SALT deduction - a push that's been facing headwinds from Republican lawmakers in high-tax states including New York, New Jersey and California, whose constituents make above-average use of the state tax break.

House Republicans met last week to discuss possible accommodations for members opposed to eliminating SALT, such as an income cap to determine who can qualify to deduct state and local taxes.

Republicans are determined to overhaul the nation's tax system by year's end, offering a plan that lowers the corporate tax rate from 36 percent to 20 percent and reduces the number of tax brackets.

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