UPDATE: President Trump’s speech on tax reform in Indy moved to 3 p.m., not open to public
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– New details of President Donald Trump’s visit to Indianapolis this week were announced by the White House today
The President will speak in the Farm Bureau Building at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Wednesday at 3 p.m. The event is not open to the public.
President Trump is expected to talk about his tax reform plan, as Vice President Pence did in Anderson last week.
The visits by Trump and Pence are in part to try and persuade Democratic Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly to support a GOP-led tax overhaul effort. Donnelly had dinner with Trump and several other Republicans and Democrats at the White House recently.
CBS4 will live stream President Trump’s speech online and on Facebook.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb issued this statement about not being able to attend during the President’s remarks:
“The First Lady and I will not be at the President’s speech tomorrow. We will be attending the Naval Seal Foundation Roundtable and Annual Dinner in Chicago. This is an event we’ve been looking forward to for several months now, and, given my time in the Navy, it’s one that is near and dear to my heart. However, I am glad the President is coming to Indiana to share the details of his tax reform plan, and I look forward to the President’s remarks. America’s antiquated tax system is broken. Our nation’s last comprehensive tax reforms were in 1986, so this is long overdue. We must simplify, close loopholes, institute fairness and lower overall rates—especially for small business. Indiana has proven that keeping state taxes among the lowest in the nation and creating pro-business tax policies results in more high-paying jobs for Hoosiers. The time is now for Congress to act on tax reform.”
Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) says he will travel with the President and join him in Indianapolis. He also issued this statement:
“It’s an honor to welcome President Trump to Indiana, and I hope he has an opportunity to hear directly from Hoosiers on an issue that impacts not only our families but our economy. I believe tax reform should include policies that will benefit working and middle class families, create new jobs, and protect existing jobs. I’m pleased the President has been supportive of my proposal to address the outsourcing of American jobs, and I am hopeful that any tax reform proposal includes measures that support American workers as well as the middle class and encourage domestic investments.”