House Speaker Ryan visits Intel

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HILLSBORO, Ore. — House Speaker Paul Ryan discussed tax reform during a visit to Intel’s offices outside Portland.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that Ryan was joined Wednesday by U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, a fellow Republican, at the event in Hillsboro.

Ryan said he’d like to see Congress pass legislation to slash tax rates for businesses and individuals this year.

He also addressed President Donald Trump’s comment that a government shutdown may be preferable if funding for a new border wall with Mexico isn’t secured. Ryan said that would be the wrong move.

He also tried out drones and an automated car that uses Intel’s microchips.

“I am just excited to be here at Intel’s headquarters,” Ryan said. “I’m here to have a great conversation, to learn about the great innovation occurring here, but also to have a great dialogue about tax reform.”

He will visit Boeing in Seattle on Thursday.