President Donald Trump's top advisors on reforming the U.S. tax system are meeting with him Tuesday afternoon at the White House to set their agenda for the legislative session this fall.
These six advisors include House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady.
The president is highlighting his tax reform efforts as Congress faces two big deadlines: raising the national debt limit and passing a spending bill to prevent a government shutdown. Both those items have to be decided by the end of September.
But Republicans have also been pushing for cuts to corporate taxes and other reforms they see as key to spurring economic growth. And that effort has taken on extra urgency in a year during which Trump has not succeeded in advancing major campaign promises such as health-care reform and the construction of a border wall with Mexico.