After failed attempts to get health care through the Senate, the GOP is turning to tax reform, but according to Tony Sayegh, assistant secretary for Public Affairs at the U.S. Treasury, additional policies can also be tackled.
âYou can have legislation crafted by the committees of jurisdiction coming kind of in early September, moving through the House and the Senate through October bringing it to November, and at that time youâre also going to have the opportunity in Congress to address the debt ceiling, to address the budget,â he told FOX Business Networkâs Stuart Varney.
Sayegh says the Republicans are committed to getting tax reform done and that the administration weclomes support from the Democrats but they need to have the "political will".
âDemocrats are going to have to make a political calculation whether they want to help this president and Secretary Mnuchin grow the economy,â he said. âI mean this tax reform plan Stuart, does something the Democrats have said theyâve wanted to do for a longtime, which is bring real relief to middle-income families and scrap the tax code, get rid of the special interest loopholes and deductions that theyâve been decrying for decades.â
When asked by Varney whether the president will go out to sell tax reform to the American people in August, Sayegh replied: âAbsolutely Stuart, 100%. Secretary Mnuchin said yesterday the president will go out and sell tax reform. He ran on this issue largely, itâs part of his economic agendaâ¦this is a large reason he won the presidency, I think he believes in it very strongly.â