Trump lauds deal on GOP tax cuts

Trump lauds deal on GOP tax cuts
President Donald Trump speaks on tax reform in the Grand Foyer of the White House, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump is explaining how the tax-overhaul plan working its way through Congress would cut tax bills for middle-class families.

Speaking in the grand foyer of the White House, Trump called on members of five families joining him to talk about how exactly the tax plan would help them. The families say they'll use their tax savings to do home renovations, pay college tuition and help other people.

The president is trying to counter concerns that the tax plan will primarily benefit the rich.

Trump says that if Congress finishes the tax bill before Christmas, the IRS has confirmed that Americans will see "lower taxes and bigger paychecks" beginning in February. That's due to reductions in withholding levels.