- The Washington Times - Monday, April 24, 2017

Rep. Marsha Blackburn said Monday that she doesn’t believe a border-adjustment tax will be part of the president’s tax plan.

The Tennessee Republican said on Fox Business’ “Mornings with Maria,” that “constituent companies are very concerned” about the idea, as well as the suppliers in her district. The tax would only apply to imported goods exempting exports.

Mr. Trump said back in February that a 20 percent tax on imported goods could be good for American jobs and deter companies from shipping work overseas, but many in the administration have since backed away from the issue.

The president is expected to release his tax reform as early as Wednesday.

• Sally Persons can be reached at spersons@washingtontimes.com.

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