South Dakota's Kristi Noem was part of a bipartisan group of U.S. House members that went to the White House on Tuesday to talk tax reform with President Trump.

Noem serves on the House Ways and Means Committee and has helped draft tax reform proposals that were discussed at the meeting.

Noem says the comprehensive package will create more jobs, bigger paychecks and a fairer tax code.

“Today’s meeting left me extremely optimistic for what we can accomplish,” said Noem, "...Today was another important step toward a tax code that can help free South Dakotans to achieve their potential without the heavy burden of an outdated tax code standing in their way.”

Noem says the proposed reform package would lower tax rates at every income level, increase the standard deduction, consolidate tax brackets, and eliminate unfair "special interest" loopholes.

Among the Democrats at the meeting was U.S. Representative Richard Neal of Massachusetts, the top Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee. The bipartisan meeting may be another signal that President Trump is willing to seriously work with the other side of the aisle to get something big done. You remember his recent "Chuck and Nancy" meeting on the debt ceiling and hurricane relief.

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