Ryan: Tax Revamp Might Move Aggressively, but Awaiting Obama Input

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Jan. 13 — Efforts to revise the U.S. tax code could advance at a “pretty aggressive” pace this year, said new House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.).

He conceded a continuing disconnect with the White House on the issue, however. Ryan and other Republicans on the panel have said they need leadership from President Barack Obama to move forward.

Obama told congressional leaders who met with him at the White House Jan. 13 that they have a mutual opportunity to work together on simplifying the tax system and make sure everybody pays their fair share.

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