Trump "100 percent" committed to take on tax reform in 2017: Cohn

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Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn discusses the goals and feasibility of President Trump's tax reform plan in the Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on April 26, 2017. Photo by Olivier Douliery/ ABACA(Sipa via ... AP Images) (Sipa USA)

President Donald Trump is committed to overhauling the U.S. tax code before the end of 2017, a top White House economic advisor said on Monday.

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"The president is 100 percent committed to getting tax reform done this year," said Gary Cohn, director of the National Economic Council, at the start of a listening session with real estate industry groups on taxes.

"We just had a cabinet meeting ... the No. 1 topic at the cabinet meeting was talking about taxes and tax reform and what it would take to get tax reform done this year," Cohn said. 

(Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe)

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