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Tax reform near the finish line: What’s in the bill?

Tax reform near the finish line: What’s in the bill?

Andrew H. Friedman, Jeffrey B. Bush | November 2017

Congress, with the encouragement of the Trump administration, is considering the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a tax reform bill that would make sweeping changes to the Internal Revenue Code. The task is prodigious and the timeline is fast. When Congress last reformed the tax code, the legislative process took over two years. Now Congress is attempting the same feat in a little over one month.

The markets prepare for crunch time in Washington

The markets prepare for crunch time in Washington

Andrew H. Friedman, Jeffrey B. Bush | August 2017

As summer ends – eight months through their first year in power – the Republicans are working to pass their first piece of major legislation. With the markets watching,crunch time is coming in Washington.

A new administration in Washington: What tax changes are in store this year?

A new administration in Washington: What tax changes are in store this year?

Andrew H. Friedman, Jeffrey B. Bush | May 2017

For the first time in 30 years, enactment of comprehensive tax reform legislation is a realistic possibility. President Trump has made tax reform a central goal of his new administration, designating simplification and lower tax rates as key drivers of economic growth. In this effort Trump enjoys the vigorous support of the Republican leadership in Congress.

Congress returns with a full agenda: What to watch for in the markets

Congress returns with a full agenda: What to watch for in the markets

Andrew H. Friedman, Jeffrey B. Bush | June 2017

Congress returns to Washington in June with only seven weeks to work before leaving again for the August recess. We consider what Congress is likely to accomplish, and how its actions (or inactions) are likely to affect the markets over the summer and into the fall.

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