Ivanka Trump says tax plan addresses needs of US families

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK Markets Associated Press

Ivanka Trump is calling tax reform the top priority of her father's administration and something necessary to address the new realities of the modern American family.

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President Donald Trump's eldest daughter, who serves as a senior adviser, has focused on promoting a plan to expand the child tax credit. She said Monday at a forum outside Philadelphia that the credit could help young people starting families, as well as families trying to balance key needs with their budgets.

She said the Trump administration's priority in tax reform is helping middle-income Americans. She added that tax reform will also keep America competitive as businesses consider where to start or grow.

Ivanka Trump joined U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza (kah-RAHN'-zah) for an hourlong town hall moderated by former Republican U.S. Rep. Nan Hayworth of New York.