Hoeven: Trump Planning Trip to North Dakota Next Week

President's visit will focus on tax reform

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September 1, 2017

President Donald Trump is planning a trip to North Dakota next Wednesday to continue his national campaign to push for tax reform, according to Sen. John Hoeven (R., N.D.).

North Dakota's senior senator on Thursday confirmed the president's visit to the Bismarck-Mandan area, the Forum News Service reports.

"Clearly, he's going around the country building support for tax reform, tax relief. That's good. That's what he should be doing," Hoeven said. "This tax relief is really about small business, it's about farmers, ranchers, energy, it's about really helping our economy grow and helping us compete globally."

Hoeven likes the idea of having the president speak at an "energy venue," but no locations have been finalized.

"We're looking at a number of locations," he said. "We like the idea of an energy venue."

The White House did not respond to the Forum News Service's request for comment on the visit.

Trump's trip to North Dakota would come one week after he visited Missouri to launch his push for a "pro-worker, pro-American" tax reform plan.

Trump called for Congress to pass legislation that overhauls the U.S. tax code to make it "simple, fair, and easy to understand."

"That means getting rid of loopholes and complexity that primarily benefit the wealthiest Americans and special interests," he said in Missouri, adding that he wants to "allow the vast majority of our citizens to file their taxes on a single, simple page without having to hire an accountant."

Beyond simplifying the code, Trump listed three other principles of his tax reform plan: a competitive tax code to encourage job creation and wage growth, tax relief for the middle class, and international corporate tax reform to bring money back to the U.S.