Paul Ryan

Speaker Ryan talking tax reform at New Balance shoe factory

House Speaker Paul Ryan is pitching Republican plans for overhauling the nation's tax code as his party looks to reset amid its struggles on repealing and replacing former President Barack Obama's health care law.

The Republican leader from Wisconsin was expected to give an update on the proposed tax code changes being worked on behind closed doors by the GOP-led Congress and President Donald Trump's administration after he tours New Balance's sneaker factory in Lawrence, Massachusetts, on Thursday.

Ryan also was scheduled to participate in a round-table discussion with company owner Jim Davis, Democratic Mayor Dan Rivera and other business leaders and elected officials...