While such details as the corporate tax rate and the tax brackets that would apply to individuals remain secret, Senator Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat who dined with Trump Tuesday, said during a Bloomberg Television interview that the president is pitching tax relief for the middle class, not "a tax cut for the rich".
"Then the tax writing committees are going to take feedback and input and then they're going to go produce their bills in the weeks ahead".
The comments, flagged by Business Insider, come as Breitbart declares #WAR against establishment Republicans in Congress who the right-wing website sees as working to stifle President Donald Trump's agenda - and Ryan has always been chief amongst their targets.
Ryan said that removing the immigrants covered by the program is "not in our nation's interest".
"We want pro-growth tax reform that will get the economy growing, that will get people back to work, that will give middle-income taxpayers a tax cut, and that will put American businesses in a better competitive playing field so that we keep American businesses in America", Ryan said at an event hosted by the Associated Press.
"I think the wealthy will be pretty much where they are", Trump said before a meeting with Democrats at the White House about the tax cut effort. "We did a face plant on that exact logic", Brat said.More news: United Kingdom government increases support for victims of Irma
House Speaker Paul Ryan is declining to say a tax overhaul Republicans are trying to write won't increase federal deficits.
Ryan previously supported the so-called border adjustment tax to raise revenue to help pay for tax reform (the tax would have raised an estimated $1.2 trillion), and House Republicans said in the tax plan they released past year that they envisioned the plan being revenue neutral.
Meanwhile, achieving bipartisan support in the Senate may be hard. The letter said the Democratic caucus would not support a tax overhaul that cuts taxes for the "top 1 percent" or adds to the government's $20 trillion debt.
On the House side, at least one member's initial response to Wednesday's news was less than enthusiastic.
"The approval process for the biggest Tax Cut & Tax Reform package in the history of our country will soon begin", the president tweeted. "The question is will they have the political courage to look at the principles and the substance of the proposal and I hope they will", he said. By week's end, the men feeling the lash were Mr. Trump's Treasury secretary and budget director. He said the plan would help spur 3 percent annual economic growth.
"You can't just do what Bush did in 2001 and 2003", he said. "But the payoff in the longterm is actually that promise of balanced budgets".