Meet the Republicans who want 'Tax Reform 2.0' as Russia controversy rages on
U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin shake hands as they meet in Helsinki, Finland July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

On Tuesday, as the controversy continued to rage over President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, some Republicans are going back to business as usual: pushing forth tax reforms most likely to benefit corporate interests and the wealthy.


According to the White House pool report, President Trump is slated to meet with Republican members of Congress today to discuss "tax reform 2.0."

The President plans to meet with the following congresspeople, many of whom, like Rep. Diane Black (R-TN), have previously issued soft critiques of the President on issues like trade policy but nevertheless signal their support for most of Donald Trump's agenda:

Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX)

Rep. Mike Bishop (R-MI)

Rep. Diane Black (R-TN)

Rep. George Holding (R-NC)

Rep. Jim Renacci (R-OH)

Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL)

Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN)

President Donald Trump's previous tax reform package was criticized by Democrats for benefiting the wealthiest Americans while adding to the national debt.