WASHINGTON — The Latest on Republican efforts to overhaul the tax code (all times EDT):
President Donald Trump has issued a thinly warning threat to Democrats who might oppose the Republican tax plan.
That's according to Sen. Sherrod Brown, an Ohio Democrat who attended a White House meeting on the issue Wednesday.
Brown says Trump told senators, "I couldn't imagine being a Democrat and running in 2018 having voted against" the GOP tax legislation.
Brown notes that most of the Democratic members of the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee who were invited to the meeting are up for re-election next year in states Trump won in 2016. Brown is among them.
Trump and Republican leaders in Congress are casting the tax plan as a boon to the middle class. Democrats say it would mostly benefit wealthy individuals and big corporations.
President Donald Trump tells senators that "maybe someday you'll see my taxes."
The president made the evidently facetious comment in a White House meeting about tax legislation Wednesday with Republicans and Democrats on the Finance Committee.
It was a reference to Trump's refusal to release his tax returns, as past presidents and presidential candidates have done.
The comment was confirmed by a Senate aide briefed on the exchange, who demanded anonymity to disclose details of a private meeting.
— Congressional Correspondent Erica Werner