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Trump, House GOP pledge to push middle-class tax cut in 2019, in later time frame

President Trump and a top House Republican on Wednesday issued an unusual joint statement committing to pursuing tax cuts for middle-class families in 2019, a much slower time frame than Trump said was in the works last week.

“We are committed to delivering an additional 10 percent tax cut to middle-class workers across the country,” Trump and Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Tex.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, said in the joint statement. “And we intend to take swift action on this legislation at the start” of the new Congress next year.

Trump said last week that he would pursue a 10 percent tax cut and deliver some sort of resolution this week, though he gave no further details about how that would happen.

“It’s going to be put in next week, 10 percent tax cut,” Trump said at a rally in Houston.

Congress is not in session until after the midterm elections, and it…

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