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2014: Turbulent Waters Ahead in Tax Policy

Although the prospect for comprehensive tax reform this year is dimming, debate on tax policy issues will continue to be prominent on Capitol Hill. Between election year dynamics, changes in committee leadership, the tax...more

China Update - February 11, 2014

In This Issue: Quote of the Week; U.S.-China Relations; China News; and Trade. Excerpt from U.S.-China Relations - Freedom of the Press in China: On January 30, White House spokesperson Jay Carney...more

Infrastructure Alert - February 11, 2014

The Panama Canal Authority and the GPUC, the construction consortium working on its expansion, have been deadlocked over whether the Canal will pay for $1.6 billion in cost overruns. Construction halted on February 5 due to...more

Health Care Reform Implementation Update - February 10, 2014

Last week the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), in which it projected a decline in the number of full-time-equivalent hours worked; the Senate Finance, House Ways and Means,...more

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

A Disconcerting Proposal from the Senate: Proposed Repeal of Section 1031

Last November, Senate Finance Committee Chairman, Max Baucus, released the third package in a series of “Staff Discussion Drafts” proposing various changes to reform the Internal Revenue Code. Of course, it is likely that any...more

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

Baucus Proposes Reforms to Energy Tax Incentives

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) released a proposal on December 18 that would streamline energy tax incentives to make them more predictable and technology-neutral. The proposal consolidates several...more

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