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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 12:52

With tax reform on menu, Democrats describe dinner with Trump

Written by  CBS News

Last Updated Sep 13, 2017 8:52 AM EDT

Three Democratic senators invited to take part in a dinner focusing much of the conversation on the president's plans for tax reform, hailed the evening as a welcomed step forward toward a bipartisan effort on overhauling the nation's tax code.

CBS News confirmed that Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana; Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-North Dakota; Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia; Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah; Sen. Patrick Toomey, R-Pennsylvania; and Sen. John Thune, R-South Dakota, all attended the Tuesday night meal, which White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called "a good first start" on the president's "big...ambitious agenda" toward tax reform.

She added that Mr. Trump "wants to continue building unity by working on more issues supported by both parties."

It's a sentiment that held over the course of the dinner, as Democrats left the White House not revealing the exact details, but expressing a renewed sense of encouragement from the administration.

In a statement following the evening's events, Manchin said that he was "glad to join the president tonight to discuss how we can work together in a bipartisan manner on tax reform."

Manchin said the senators engaged in a "productive conversation" over the meal on areas they could possible find compromise.

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