White House Advisor Debates Camp on Tax Reform

An economic advisor to President Obama suggested that the tax reform plan released earlier this year by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) was derailed by too-specific prescriptions for overhauling the tax code. Jason Furman, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, and Camp were on a panel Sept. 10… Read more »

House GOP Pushes CR Vote to Next Week

House Republicans have delayed consideration of a stopgap spending bill this week to allow members more time to debate President Obama’s urgent request for funding to arm and train Syrian rebels against a growing terrorist threat. The president yesterday outlined a U.S.-led coalition’s plan to confront terrorists who identify as the Islamic State of Iraq… Read more »

Tax Writers Seek to Tackle Inversions, Extenders After Recess

Senate Finance leaders are already in talks to address the timely issue of corporate inversions, but face tougher hurdles to renew dozens of expired tax breaks known as tax extenders. Following the recent news that Burger King, the nation’s second largest burger chain, will acquire the Canadian coffee-shop company Tim Hortons and move its operations… Read more »

Congress Facing Same Struggles as Association Community with ACA

A large employer is examining its benefits for employees for the 2014 fiscal year (it’s an October to September organization) and it is realizing that the cost of providing insurance to employees and senior staff may be prohibitive.  Because of the complexities of the new law, it may no longer be able to cover 75%… Read more »