House Speaker Paul Ryan will head to the Buckeye State during this week's Congressional recess to begin his sales pitch for tax reform, according to a source with direct knowledge. After grinding a healthcare bill through the House (a bill that's about to face even more resistance in the Senate), the Speaker should relish the opportunity to change the topic.
- Ryan travels to Ohio on Wednesday. He'll make the case for tax reform in general and (unsurprisingly) won't emphasize his disagreements with the White House.
- The Speaker will visit manufacturing companies near Columbus and hold a roundtable discussion with local business leaders.
- Our source says the event will serve as the beginning of coordinated efforts between House leadership and the administration to sell tax reform.