Erin McGrain

Erin McGrain

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Capital Thinking: Tax and Retirement

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - Senate to Vote on Highway funding bill - This week, the Senate is expected to vote on H.R. 5021, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014, which recently passed the House by a vote...more

7/29/2014

The U.S. Tax Code: Love It, Leave It, Or Reform It!

On July 22, 2014, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing titled, “The U.S. Tax Code: Love It, Leave It, or Reform It!” The general topic of the hearing was international taxation, with a sharp focus on recent and...more

7/24/2014 - BEPS Congressional Investigations & Hearings Corporate Tax Rates Corporate Taxes International Tax Issues IRC IRS OECD Senate Finance Committee Tax Reform

Capital Thinking: Tax and Retirement

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - House to vote on HIGHWAY FUNDING BILL, other tax measures - This week, the House is expected to vote on H.R. 5021, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014. The bill, which was...more

7/16/2014 - EXPIRE Act Highways Internet Taxation IRA Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees New Legislation Pending Legislation

Capital Thinking: Tax and Retirement

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE Aims to MARKUP HIGHWAY FUNDING BILL - While not yet noticed, the Senate Finance Committee is expected to markup a short-term highway funding bill before the...more

6/24/2014 - Federal Highway Administration Highways Income Taxes IRS Retirement Retirement Plan

Capital Thinking: Tax and Retirement

BAUCUS CONFIRMED AS AMBASSADOR TO CHINA - Last week, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) was confirmed by the Senate to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to China. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) will assume...more

2/10/2014 - IRS Life Insurance Max Baucus Tax Reform

Capital Thinking: Tax and Retirement

SENATE FINANCE PREPARES FOR BAUCUS DEPARTURE - Following last week’s confirmation hearing, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is scheduled to vote February 4 on Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus’ (D-MT)...more

2/3/2014 - Legislative Agendas Tax Reform

Capital Thinking: Tax and Retirement

BAUCUS CONFIRMATION HEARING SET - On January 28, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) is set to appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on his nomination to serve as the next U.S. ambassador...more

1/27/2014 - Confirmation Proceedings Foreign Relations Max Baucus

Capital Thinking: Tax and Retirement

Uncertainty as to Timing on extenders - While Senate Democrats have suggested the possibility of taking up tax extenders early this year, Senate Republicans, including Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Orrin...more

1/14/2014 - Retirement Retirement Plan Tax Extenders

Ways and Means Expected to Release Tax Reform Proposal

Earlier this month, House Ways and Means Committee Republicans began a series of focused meetings to advance the release of a tax reform bill for consideration by the committee this fall. While Committee Chairman Dave Camp...more

9/23/2013 - Corporate Taxes Income Taxes Proposed Legislation Tax Reform Ways and Means Committee

Senate Finance Committee Asks Members to Communicate Tax Reform Priorities

On June 27, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT) released a Dear Colleague letter laying out a beginning framework for comprehensive business and individual tax reform. ...more

7/4/2013 - Business Taxes Income Taxes Tax Reform

Capital Thinking Updates - June 24, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture and Food - Budget and Appropriations - Cybersecurity - Defense - Education - Energy - Environment - Financial Services - Health...more

6/24/2013 - Barack Obama Border Security CFTC Cybersecurity Disability Dodd-Frank Farm Bill Federal Budget FERC Fracking Greenhouse Gas Emissions NDAA NIST Spectrum Student Loans Women-Owned Businesses

The Stock Act, Political Intelligence, and Traps for the Unwary

Last year, Congress wrote and President Obama signed into law the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 (the STOCK Act). When the law was enacted, Members of Congress, their staffs, and Executive Branch...more

6/5/2013 - GAO Government Officials Insider Trading Material Nonpublic Information Political Intelligence STOCK Act

Capital Thinking Update - April 15, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture & Food - Budget, Appropriations and Sequestration - Cybersecurity - Defense - Education - Energy - Environment - Financial Services -...more

4/24/2013 - Barack Obama CFTC CISPA Cybersecurity Data Protection FATCA Federal Budget FHFA Foreclosure Fracking Gun Laws Jacob Lew Oil & Gas Proposed Legislation SEC Sequestration SIFIs Spending Cuts

Capital Thinking Update - March 4, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Sequestration - Specific Agency Activity - Agriculture & Food - Budget and Appropriations - Cybersecurity - Education - Energy - Environment -...more

3/6/2013 - Department of Transportation DOE EPA FAA Highways Sequestration Spending Cuts

Capital Thinking Update - February 25, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Sequestration - Agriculture & Food - Budget and Appropriations - Cybersecurity - Education - Energy - Financial Services - Health Care -...more

2/27/2013 - CFTC CMS Cybersecurity EU-US Trade Farms Federal Budget Federal Reserve GRId System IOSCO Manufacturers MedPAC NIST Oil & Gas Renewable Energy Renewable Fuel Secretary of Defense Secretary of State Sequestration Student Loans Ways and Means Committee Workforce Investment Act

Capital Thinking Update - January 21, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture & Food - Budget, Appropriations - Cybersecurity - Education - Energy - Environment - Financial Services -...more

1/25/2013 - Air Quality Standards Al-Qaeda CFPB CMS Cybersecurity Debt Ceiling DHS Disaster Aid Energy Drinks FATCA Foreign Relations Fracking Gun Laws HIPAA HITECH Nuclear Power Qualified Mortgage Rule Wind Power

Fixing the Debt: Update on U.S. Fiscal Cliff Crisis (9th Edition) - January 1, 2013

THE LEGISLATION - Following a day of tumultuous House Republican caucus deliberations, at 11:00 pm, the House passed The American Tax Relief Act of 2012, a cliffhanger deal negotiated by Vice President Biden and Senate...more

1/8/2013 - Alternative Minimum Tax American Taxpayer Relief Act Budget Control Act of 2011 Capital Gains Dividends Estate Tax Farm Bill Fiscal Cliff Income Taxes Medicare Taxes Payroll Taxes Pease Limitation PEP Sequestration Tax Extensions

Fixing the Debt: Update on U.S. Fiscal Cliff Crisis (8th Edition) - December 31, 2012

GETTING TO A VOTE - An agreement has been reached between the White House and Senate Republicans, but how the House handles it may depend on the Senate vote dynamic. Vice President Biden briefed the Senate Democratic...more

1/7/2013 - Fiscal Cliff

Fixing the Debt: Update on U.S. Fiscal Cliff Crisis (7th Edition) - December 31, 2012

ZEROING IN ON A DEAL - Vice President Biden and Senate Republican Leader McConnell are close to reaching a deal to avert the fiscal cliff. Discussions between the two began late yesterday afternoon and have...more

1/5/2013 - Alternative Minimum Tax Bush-Era Tax Cuts Farm Bill Fiscal Cliff Income Taxes Medicare Taxes Tax Extensions

Fixing the Debt: Update on U.S. Fiscal Cliff Crisis (6th Edition) - December 28, 2012

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS - - The President and Congressional leaders met Friday at the White House at 3:00 pm in an attempt to strike a last-minute deal. - Today’s meeting, which lasted about an hour, was attended...more

1/4/2013 - Alternative Minimum Tax Barack Obama Bush-Era Tax Cuts Fiscal Cliff Harry Reid Income Taxes John Boehner Mitch McConnell

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