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Editor: Paul L. Caron, Dean
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Thursday, September 6, 2007

House Holds Hearing Today on Fairness in Tax Policy

The House Ways & Means Committee holds a hearing today on Fair and Equitable Tax Policy for America’s Working Families.  Here are the witnesses scheduled to testify:

  • Leonard E. Burman (Director, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center)
  • Jason Furman (Director, The Hamilton Project, Brookings Institution)
  • Douglas Holtz-Eakin (Senior Fellow, The Peterson Institute, and Former Director, Congressional Budget Office)

Panel #1:

  • Stephen E. Shay (Partner, Ropes & Gray)
  • Leon M. Metzger (Former Vice Chairman & Chief Administration Officer, Paloma Partners Management Co.)
  • Janne G. Gallagher (Vice President & General Counsel, Council on Foundations)
  • Suzanne Ross McDowell (Partner, Steptoe & Johnson)
  • Daniel J. Shapiro (Partner, Schulte, Roth & Zabel)

Panel #2:

  • Peter R. Orszag (Director, Congressional Budget Office)
  • C. Eugene Steuerle (Co-Director, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, and Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Analysis, Reagan Administration)
  • Darryll K. Jones (Professor of Law, Stetson University College of Law)
  • Victor Fleischer (Associate Professor of Law, University of Illinois College of Law)
  • Mark P. Gergen (Professor of Law, The University of Texas School)
  • Jack S. Levin (Partner, Kirkland & Ellis)

Panel #3:

  • Leo Hindery, Jr. (Managing Director, InterMedia Partners)
  • William D. Stanfill (Founding Partner, TrailHead Ventures)
  • Orin S. Kramer (Chairman, New Jersey State Investment Council)
  • Jonathan Silver (Managing Director, Core Capital Partners)
  • Adam Ifshin (President, DLC Management Corp.)
  • Bruce Rosenblum (Managing Director, The Carlyle Group; Chairman of the Board, Private Equity Council)

The hearing takes place at 10:00 a.m. in 1100 Longworth House Office Building.  In connection with the hearing, the Joint Committee on Taxation has released Present Law and Analysis Relating to Tax Treatment of Partnership Carried Interests and Related Issues (Part I (JCX-62-07); Part II (JCX-63-07)).

Update:  From Wall Street to Main Street is live-blogging the hearing here.

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