Ryan, House Republicans to unveil tax reform plan

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks about the House Democrats' sit-in over gun-control laws, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Republicans want to lower the top individual income tax rate to 33 percent and slash the corporate tax rate, according to a blueprint released on Friday as an agenda for this year’s re-election campaign. The tax reform plan, to be officially unveiled on Friday morning at the U.S. Capitol, is the sixth and final plank of a conservative policy agenda being rolled out by House Speaker Paul Ryan in an effort to unify Republicans after a divisive primary campaign. Ryan, the country’s highest-ranking elected Republican, has described the agenda as a way to offer voters a coherent policy message across key legislative areas for 2017.

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