President Barack Obama will continue to push for passage of the "Buffett Rule" on Thursday in several local television news interviews.
Obama will talk to four local news anchors and will try and appeal to the Senators from those states to support the proposal when it comes to the floor of the Senate on Monday, according to the White House.
The president will sit down with anchors from WCMH in Columbus, Ohio; KCRG in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; KMOV in St. Louis, Mo.; and KOLO in Reno, Nev.
The "Buffett Rule," named for billionaire investor Warren Buffett, is "a simple principle for fairness that ensures that millionaires pay at least the same effective tax rate as middle class families pay," the White House said.
Buffett has said that he pays a lower percentage in income taxes than his secretary.
Senate Republicans have said they are prepared to block the legislation, claiming it will hurt small businesses and the economy.
Thursday night, the president will meet with senior advisors in the Oval Office.
by RTT Staff Writer
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