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Ryan Gives Tax-Overhaul Pep Talk Amid Growing Doubts in GOP

  • Speaker calls for tax changes that would transform economy
  • White House says it will introduce tax plan in early September
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Four days before the one-year anniversary of the release of his tax blueprint, House Speaker Paul Ryan delivered a pep talk seeking to assuage growing doubts about the prospects for a major tax overhaul.

“We’re going to stick the landing because we know we’ve got to,” Ryan said in a CNBC interview after an address to manufacturers billed as his first major speech on taxes. “I’m really confident at the end of the day we’re going to agree on how to do this.”