Steven Mnuchin Requested a US Military Jet to Use for His Honeymoon

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Mnuchin said he was "definitely staying on".

Mnuchin, by contrast, is often viewed as a company man - regurgitating talking points even in private discussions.

The White House offered support for both men Wednesday, praising their Hill outreach in particular.

"From my standpoint, let's set ourselves up for success on tax reform", Sen. They don't use their own money, they use yours. Inquiries into her travel with Mnuchin were triggered after she drew attention to her trip to Kentucky in an Instagram post. The Treasury said that the travel was not improper since Mnuchin was in Kentucky for meetings related to tax reform and the travel of Linton would be reimbursed.

Trump told reporters he had "total confidence" in Mnuchin.

As you may know, Mnuchin is filthy rich, and we use the word filthy not because his estimated net worth is in the $500 million range, but because he is a former Goldman Sachs banker.

The U.S. Senate begins tax overhaul hearings this week.

One attendee described Mnuchin's performance as "babble" and "general pabulum". The White House later said that Cohn wasn't mentioned because he's staff. "But we're going to get this down to a very competitive level", said the Treasury Secretary.

The staffer from Ryan's office fielded numerous most detailed queries.

President Donald Trump says he'd still like to see the corporate tax rate reduced to 15 percent as he tries to sell lawmakers on his broad tax reform goals.

A source familiar with the event added that it's not unusual to pair a high-profile guest, such as a Cabinet secretary, with a policy staffer. "There's not a chance in hell that Secretary Lew would have considered using military air".

Ryan said Wednesday that after the tax draft is released the week of September 25 a detailed version will be readied in hopes of action by the House later this fall.

In an interview with CNBC, Mnuchin also said the administration would consider making tax cuts effective back to the start of this year if a measure didn't pass until 2018.

Republican lawmakers have said that Trump's legislative deal with Democrats last week to help hurricane victims and keep the government running for another three months could complicate the tax effort, especially in terms of a corporate tax cut.

"I've been operating the government like a piggy bank", he said.

Interestingly, Republicans in the Congress have been trying to address the issue of taxes without getting Democrats on board all this while.

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