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  • Republican Tax Reform Agenda
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    Republican Tax Reform Agenda

    Panelists talked about the prospects for Republicans' tax reform agenda. Panelists, including Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist, spoke about why they were optimistic about…

  • Forum Examines Tax Code Overhaul
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    Tax Reform

    Panelists debated the merits of various potential tax code policy changes, and how these changes could affect low- and middle-income households. Some of the proposed changes include…

  • Poverty and Economic Mobility Reform Conservatism
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    Poverty and Economic Mobility, Reform Conservatism

    A panel of self-described conservatives looked at some of the policy questions involving poverty and the expansion of economic opportunities for low and middle-income Americans, and what role the federal…

  • American Enterprise Institute Hosts Discussion on Ecigarettes
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    E-Cigarettes and Public Health

    Legal and public policy analysts talked about the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) May 6, 2016, ruling that would make electronic, or “e-cigarettes,” subject to the same federal rules as…

  • States and Budgets
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    States and Budgets

    Chiefs of staff to the governors of Virginia, Colorado, and Oklahoma talked about the fiscal issues of their states and some of the ways they were dealing with those issues. Topics included Medicaid costs, pension…

  • Alex Brill and Ethan Pollack on Tax Rates
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    Alex Brill and Ethan Pollack on Tax Rates

    Alex Brill and Ethan Pollack talked about how the upcoming “fiscal cliff” could affect the income tax cuts passed in 2001 and 2003 under President George W. Bush, and extended in 2010 under President…

  • Congressional Agenda for President Obamas Second Term
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    Congressional Agenda for President Obama's Second Term

    Panelists previewed the congressional agenda and Congress' relationship with President Obama in light of the 2012 election results. Former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao questioned President Obama’s math…

  • Tax Cuts Extensions
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    Tax Cuts Extensions

    Witnesses testified on on expiring tax provisions and the criteria lawmakers should use to evaluate expiring tax provisions such as the Bush era tax cuts.

  • Tax Code Reform
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    Tax Code Reform

    Alex Brill talked about his plan to reform the corporate and individual tax codes and compared it to the presidential candidates' tax plans, and he responded to telephone calls and…

  • Senator Portman on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
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    Senator Portman on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction

    Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), a member of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, talked about reasons the committee failed to reach agreement. Following his remarks, economic…

  • US Tax Policy and Deficit Reduction
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    U.S. Tax Policy and Deficit Reduction

    Ross Douthat and Grover Norquist debated tax policy and the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. The pledge is a promise made by elected officials and political candidates to not raise taxes. Both Mr. Douthat…

  • Republican Economic Policies
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    Republican Economic Policies

    Alex Brill talked about the major economic proposals set forth by the 2012 Republican presidential candidates, including tax policy, the deficit, job creation and unemployment, trade, and…

  • Deficit Reduction and the Economy Part 3
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    Deficit Reduction and the Economy, Part 3

    Budget, legislative and business analysts examine the upcoming work of the congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, created in a recently-passed debt ceiling bill. Participants…

  • US Manufacturing Policy
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    U.S. Manufacturing Policy

    Witnesses spoke about sustaining recent U.S. manufacturing growth. Some of the ideas include changing the corporate tax structure and removing uncertainty from the American manufacturing…

  • First Hundred Days of the 112th Congress
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    First Hundred Days of the 112th Congress

    Panelists spoke about the first 100 days of the 112th Congress. Among the topics they addressed were debate over continuing budget resolutions, comparisons with the Republican take over of…

  • Digital Money
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    Digital Money

    Participants spoke about new technologies that facilitate convenient and secure electronic payments across a wide range of platforms. They focused on reforms to current legislative and…

  • Economic Challenges for Families and Small Businesses
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    Economic Challenges for Families and Small Businesses

    Republican Whip Eric Cantor held a forum for national experts and leaders to testify about the needs of working families and small businesses and offer ideas and solutions to help revitalize…

  • Alternative Minimum Tax
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    Alternative Minimum Tax

    Panelists talked about alternatives to the Alternative Minimum Tax. Alex Brill moderated the panel which focused on retargeting the tax, lowering the impact of the tax on qualifying…