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Ivanka Trump: White House 'Very Confident' Tax Bill Will Pass

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By    |   Monday, 18 December 2017 09:41 AM

The pending tax reform bill isn't a done deal, but "we feel very, very confident" that it will pass, first daughter Ivanka Trump said Monday.

"The momentum is there," Trump told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program. "We're very excited that when the vote is done, we're going to deliver historic tax reforms, and it's going to happen before Christmas."

She continued that the bill is the "fulfillment of an enormous campaign promise" from her father, President Donald Trump, and will be "tremendously important" for Americans.

"This is something that the people of this country want," said Trump. "They want simplification. They want a tax code that they can understand."

The bill helps Americans by doubling the standard deduction and child tax credits, while creating dependent care tax credit, and much more, said Trump, and she believes there are many Democrats nationwide, if not in Congress, that want the reform measure passed.

"We've had a lot of very productive conversations with Democrats who I believe are intellectually there," said Trump. "Their hearts are there, but the party's not there, and the leadership's not there."

She continued that congressional Democrats signed a letter against the bill even before they knew any of the details, but that her father has said from his first day in office he wants to deliver tax relief for the American people.

"He also wanted to cut corporate rates to enable our businesses to be competitive and to thrive in a global economy, and this bill does exactly those things," Trump said.

Trump noted that the administration has been working very closely with both large and small businesses with the tax reform measure, and their "voices have been represented at the table" since the beginning.

"If you think about it, small businesses will have the lowest taxes since 1931, so think about how that gives them the latitude to be able to invest in growth," she said.

"When you look at the developed world, the reality is the decades past and last major conference of tax reform under [Ronald] Reagan, the rest of the world realized that cutting taxes enabled them to be competitive and their rates dropped dramatically below ours.

"So this puts us on par or below. It's going to enable us to be competitive, and then it's going to enable these big companies and small companies to grow."

Trump also talked about her father's upcoming national security speech, pointing out that it will be based on his "America first" principles.

"It's highly unusual for a president to roll out comprehensive national security strategy within the first year, so this is yet another amazing milestone for this presidency and this administration," she said.

"I don't want to share with you too much about the content of the speech, but you know, nothing will surprise you," Trump continued. "He's been unbelievably consistent, and we're starting to see it really bear fruit in the war against ISIS and extremism around the globe of our strength and our foundational relationship with those that we are competing with."

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