Seth
Hanlon

Senior Fellow

he/him

Seth Hanlon is a senior fellow at American Progress, where he focuses on federal tax and budget policy.

Prior to rejoining American Progress, he served as special assistant to the president for economic policy at the White House National Economic Council, where he coordinated the Obama administration’s tax policy. He has also served as senior tax counsel for the House Budget Committee Democratic staff under former ranking member Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and as tax counsel for Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), a senior Finance Committee member, among other Capitol Hill roles. He was the Director of Fiscal Reform during a prior stint at American Progress and an associate attorney at Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered.

Hanlon has testified before Congress, and his work has been cited in the Financial Times, The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Atlantic, and other publications. He has been featured in CNBC, NPR, C-SPAN and other outlets to discuss tax issues.

Hanlon received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and his J.D. from Yale Law School.

 

Latest by Seth Hanlon

Testimony of Seth Hanlon Before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Energy Subcommittee, on the Benefits of Tax Reform on the Energy Sector and Consumers In the News

Testimony of Seth Hanlon Before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Energy Subcommittee, on the Benefits of Tax Reform on the Energy Sector and Consumers

American Progress Senior Fellow Seth Hanlon testifies to Congress about the ways in which the 2017 tax law is failing to fulfill its promise to benefit middle- and working-class families.

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Testimony of Seth Hanlon Before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Tax Policy on Post Tax Reform Evaluation of Recently Expired Tax Provisions In the News

Testimony of Seth Hanlon Before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Tax Policy on Post Tax Reform Evaluation of Recently Expired Tax Provisions

American Progress Senior Fellow Seth Hanlon testifies to Congress about the ways in which extending the provisions within the 2017 tax law will cause further fiscal challenges and undermine congressional agreements.

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This tax plan is a disaster for American children and families In the News

This tax plan is a disaster for American children and families

Authors Melissa Boteach and Seth Hanlon explain why the tax plan put forth by President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans is part of a broader agenda that cuts investments in low- and middle-income families.

Seth Hanlon, Melissa Boteach

Readers’ best responses: Trump relies on falsehoods to sell his plan In the News

Readers’ best responses: Trump relies on falsehoods to sell his plan

In his letter to the editor, author Seth Hanlon takes down President Donald Trump's misleading column, which relied on falsehoods to sell a tax plan that gives massive tax breaks to corporations and the wealthy and threatens key priorities such as health care and education.

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