Director, Fiscal Policy
Expertise: Federal budget, the appropriations process, tax policy, national security, tax reform
Harry Stein is the Director for Fiscal Policy at American Progress. His work focuses on the tax and spending choices within the federal budget. Prior to joining American Progress, he worked as a legislative assistant to Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI). His portfolio included the federal budget, tax policy, and national security, including Sen. Kohl’s work on the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. In that position, he spearheaded successful efforts to permanently extend the tax credit for employer-provided child care and compensate troops who had been wrongfully denied benefits that were earned in connection with overseas deployments.
Harry is an experienced tax professional and volunteers his time to prepare tax returns for low-income clients through the DC Earned Income Tax Credit Campaign. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science and psychology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.