Burgum to welcome President Trump to North Dakota; agrees on need for tax reform

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 10:00pm

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum issued the following statement today as he prepared to welcome President Donald Trump to Bismarck-Mandan on Wednesday during his first visit to North Dakota as commander-in-chief.

“We’re excited to welcome President Trump to North Dakota and look forward to discussing how tax reform can benefit workers, farmers, ranchers, businesses and families across our state and nation,” Burgum said. “The U.S. tax code is bloated, cumbersome and long overdue for reform. Fortunately, President Trump recognizes that he and this Congress have a once-in-a-generation chance to simplify the tax code and cut taxes in a way that allows American workers and families to keep more of their hard-earned income. He understands that lower tax rates will make U.S. businesses more competitive in the global economy, creating new jobs and wealth here at home. His choice of backdrop shows he also understands the importance of a robust energy sector to our national security and economic health, and North Dakota is proud of its leading role in energy production.”

Gov. Burgum, First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum and Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford will greet President Trump when he arrives at the Bismarck airport and then will attend his address at the Andeavor (formerly Tesoro) refinery in Mandan just after 3 p.m.