Testimony

Debate over tax policy is always intense, as it should be since much of the government's agenda is defined within the tax system. When it comes to tax cuts, this debate usually centers on size of government and progressivity of the tax system.

March 14, 2001
C. Eugene Steuerle
Testimony

Eric Toder testified about tax reform and small business, before the House Committee on Small Business on April 15, 2015.

April 15, 2015
Eric Toder
Testimony

The latest statistics show that 46 million Americans were uninsured in 2007. Health care costs threaten to bankrupt the nation if we can't figure out a way to slow their growth and pay for the government's growing share. Adding to the government's unfunded health care obligations would be...

May 12, 2009
Leonard E. Burman
Testimony

Eric Toder's testimony before the before the Senate Finance Committee on how tax law complexity limits the effectiveness of tax incentives.

March 30, 2011
Eric Toder
Testimony

TPC affiliate and former director, Rosanne Altshuler's testimony before the Senate Committee on the Budget on reforming the tax code.

February 2, 2011
Rosanne Altshuler
Testimony

Donald Marron's testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures, Committee on Ways and Means on tax policy and small business.

March 3, 2011
Donald Marron
Testimony

Gene Steuerle testifies on alternative ways to restore solvency and undertake benefit reforms in Social Security, concentrating on four: restricting automatic growth in benefits where needs are least, adjusting benefits so they both encourage employment and are concentrated more in older ages,...

July 8, 2011
C. Eugene Steuerle
Testimony

The 2001 tax act was only one in a long series of tax laws complicating an already byzantine tax system. Ever the bridesmaid, simplification seems never to get the attention it deserves, no matter which political party is in power—mainly because broader agendas are always being pursued.

July 17, 2001
C. Eugene Steuerle
Testimony

This testimony was presented before the the House Small Business Subcommittee on Workforce, Empowerment, and Government Programs. Linda Blumberg addresses Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and HR 3901, a proposal to make private non-group premiums for the high-deductible health plans associated...

March 18, 2004
Linda J. Blumberg
Testimony

The AMT threatens to grow from a footnote in the tax code to a major scourge affecting tens of millions of taxpayers every year. The practice in recent years has been to patch the AMT every year or two on a temporary basis so that not too many people are affected. The latest patch expired at the...

June 27, 2007
Leonard E. Burman