Trump To Attend Roundtable With Missouri Workers Who Have Benefited From Tax Reform
Tax reform and how it has helped workers in Missouri will be the topic of discussion Wednesday afternoon when President Trump visits St. Louis. Senior White House officials say Trump will tour the Boeing plant, and then attend a roundtable discussion with workers and executives of 10 Missouri companies during his visit.
The president will listen to stories from the workers of how they have personally benefited from tax reform. Employees from Boeing, the College of the Ozarks, Kansas City Power and Light, and six other companies will be in attendance. Missouri is the first place that Trump promoted his tax reform, the officials reminded reporters.
The officials say Missouri workers are saving about $4 Billion in taxes because of Trump's tax reform.
The White House says U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin will be on the roundtable, as well as the CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce.
Trump is scheduled to fly into St. Louis at approximately 12:30, where he will be greeted by Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley. He will then go to Boeing to tour the facilities with Mnuchin, former Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder, and some Boeing executives.
The White House says Trump is very excited about the role the St. Louis Boeing plant will play in manufacturing F-18's.
Boeing workers also benefit from the tax reform package, with the company saying it will invest about $600 million in its employees after the tax cuts became law.
The White House officials say that at least 14 Missouri-based companies have benefited from tax reform, and passed those benefits to customers already. 10 of those companies will be represented at the Wednesday roundtable.
One official pointed to Kansas City Power and Light, which has said it will be passing tax savings to its customers as well.
The White House says employees will point to being able to save for college, buy a new car, make home improvements, etc for the first time in more than 20 years. The officials say Trump's message will be about re-investing in domestic workers with tax reform.
President Trump will also attend a political event Wednesday evening, a fundraiser for Hawley, who is running for the U.S. Senate and hopes to challenge Claire McCaskill in the general election in November.