Center for American Progress

: Finding Consensus to Improve Our Tax Code
Past Event

Finding Consensus to Improve Our Tax Code

Tax reform appears stalled for now—a victim of the same political gridlock hindering action on a wide range of issues. But, politics aside, there is actually substantial agreement among tax policymakers on how to improve the tax code. A new report from the Center for American Progress identifies common principles of good tax policy that leaders on the right and left support, as well as more than 20 specific bipartisan tax reform proposals worth more than $1 trillion over a decade. Using this report as a starting point, this event will convene tax and economic policy experts from diverse perspectives to discuss how to improve our tax code in a bipartisan manner.

Opening remarks:
Marc Jarsulic, Vice President for Economic Policy, Center for American Progress

Featured speakers:
Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum

Moderated by:
Eric Toder, Co-director, Tax Policy Center