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Reforming the U.S. Tax Code

Numerous proposals for tax reform have been advanced in recent years in response to widespread concerns that the U.S. income tax system is inefficient, unfair, unnecessarily complicated and discourages economic growth. Recently, House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, joined with top policymakers in Congress and the Trump administration to release a framework for transformational, pro-growth tax reforms. He is now working to turn the plan into legislation that can be signed into law this year. At this event, Brady detailed how the reforms will create more jobs in the United States, simplify the U.S. tax code and enhance American competitiveness around the world.

This event was sponsored by the Baker Institute Center for Public Finance. Follow @BakerInstitute on Twitter and join the conversation online with #BakerTaxReform.




Featured Speakers

The Honorable Kevin Brady
U.S. Representative, 8th Congressional District, and Chairman, House Ways and Means Committee

Douglas Holtz-Eakin
President, American Action Forum

Moderated by John W. Diamond, Ph.D., Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance and Director, Center for Public Finance, Baker Institute


8:45 am — Breakfast and registration
9:30 am — Presentation



Wed, Oct. 18, 2017
8:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University
Rice University's Baker Institute — 6100 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77005

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