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Policy Experts, Elected Officials Examine Bipartisan Tax Policy

WHAT:   Panel Discussion: Moving Forward with Bipartisan Tax Policy

WHO: Robert Carroll, executive in residence and codirector, Center for Public Finance Research, American University; vice president for economic policy, Tax Foundation; and former deputy assistant secretary for tax analysis with the Bush administration

- John E. “Buck” Chapoton, board member, Concord Coalition; and former assistant  secretary for tax policy with the Reagan administration

- Maya MacGuineas, director, fiscal policy program, New America Foundation; president, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

- Diane Lim Rogers, chief economist, Concord Coalition; former Democratic chief economist for the House Budget Committee and House Ways and Means Committee
WHEN:   Noon–2 p.m. Wednesday, March 18   

WHERE: Hughes Formal Lounge, American University
           4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016

MEDIA: Jon Hussey, AU Media Relations, 202-885-5935 or

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Policy experts with varying political beliefs will come together on Wednesday, March 18, at noon in AU’s Hughes Formal Lounge to discuss a bipartisan approach to tax policy.

Hosted by the Center for Public Finance Research in AU’s School of Public Affairs, the discussion will focus on tax policy recommendations presented last month in a Tax Foundation paper, “Moving Forward with Bipartisan Tax Policy.” The panelists, also coauthors of the paper, will analyze how the areas of consensus reached in their research can create a tax policy that could help Congress and the Obama administration steer the nation out of economic crisis.

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