President Trump will talk about his plans to reform the U.S. tax code during his visit to Bismarck on Wednesday.
GOP congressional leaders met with the president on Tuesday to talk about their tax efforts. Both parties say they want to simplify the tax code, lower rates for corporations from the current 15 to 35-percent range, and bring relief to the middle class.
Sens. Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven and Rep. Kevin Cramer are traveling with the president on Air Force One, which is expected to land at 2:40 p.m. at Bismarck Municipal Airport. The president will be greeted by Gov. Doug Burgum before a motorcade brings the president to the Andeavor Oil Refinery in nearby Mandan where he’s scheduled to speak just after 3 p.m.
Police officers are outside the refinery to provide security. Authorities are preparing for both supporters and protesters near the entrance. A route for the motorcade has not been announced, but roads in the area will be closed as the president travels from the airport to Mandan. Bismarck Police will have extra officers working on hand as they assist the U.S. Secret Service.
Bismarck Airport is expecting delays during the president’s visit but all normal security procedures will remain in place. For the latest flight information, visit the airport’s website.
Andeavor, formerly known as Tesoro, operates two refinery plants within the state in Mandan and Dickinson. The Mandan refinery opened in 1954 and manufactures gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel among other products, while the Dickinson plant is one of the newest plants in the country.
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