Sen. Johnson to Attend White House Tax-Reform Meeting

(Nashville) – Senate Commerce and Labor Committee Chairman Jack Johnson (R-Franklin) will attend a “State and Local Government Tax-Reform and Economic Competitiveness Discussion” on Thursday, November 16 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EST) at the White House in Washington D.C.  The invitation was extended to Johnson by The White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA).

“Federal tax reform not only affects individuals and businesses, but also has a significant effect on how state and local governments operate,” said Senator Johnson.  “This meeting is an important opportunity to bring state and local representatives together with federal officials to discuss the tax reform efforts under consideration in Washington and their impact on Tennessee’s citizens and communities.  I look forward to discussing how we can ensure fairness for our citizens and appreciate the White House for inviting us to weigh in on this important issue.”

Speaking at the event will be Secretary of the US Department of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue and Administrator of the Small Business Association, Linda McMahon. These leaders, as well as Senior White House Staff from the National Economic Council, will discuss tax-reform and engage in dialogue with local elected stakeholders, according to the IGA.


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