Robert Van Order, George Washington Univ. School of Business Department of Finance Chair
Topic: Congress passed the Mortgage Debt Relief Act in the early days of the housing crisis, aiming to help distressed homeowners by waiving taxes on up to $2 million in loan forgiveness. Typically, forgiven debt is taxed as income.
Bradford Fitch, Congressional Management Foundation President & CEO
Topic: Guest is President & CEO of the Congressional Management Foundation, which conducts orientation sessions for senior aides of Members and Members-elect in the U.S. Congress, advising them on a variety of issues including how to set up a congressional office, selecting staff, lobbying for committee assignments, etc. CMF has published the 13th Edition of Setting Course: A Congressional Management Guide.
Ari Ne’eman, Autistic Self Advocacy Network President & Co-Founder
Topic: Guest – who is an autistic adult – will talk about the federal role in supporting autistic adults and children. Guest testified before Congress earlier this week on the issue.