ATR president Grover Norquist released the following statement in response to remarks made today by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer:

“Spicer just announced that border adjustability – once thought to be a sticking point for coming to agreement on fundamental tax reform – is now a consensus item. This statement means we are very close to enacting fundamental tax reform. The Trump team and congress have been moving towards each other for months. And this continues. So today’s comment about the wall was actually an extremely newsworthy story about how close we are to enacting fundamental tax reform  that creates jobs, increases wages, and promotes strong economic growth. The entire package is a dramatic reduction in taxes and therefore certainly not a violation of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.”