This week on AFGE’s Inside Government, Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness discusses the realities of tax reform; Bill Press of the Bill Press Show talks about the Affordable Care Act and its impact on the midterm elections, Union Radio and sequestration; Katherine McFate, president and CEO of the Center for Effective Government examines the impact of current federal funding levels; and, AFGE National President J. David Cox explains why AFGE is advocating for a 4 percent pay increase for government employees.
Ken Gold, director of the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University, will give his thoughts on some of the issues that Congress will be addressing over the next few months. March 9, 2015
Tax and estate attorneys David De Jong and Steve Widdes join host Bob Leins to talk about possible tax law changes. June 15, 2015
Now that the health care bill from House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) appears to be dead and buried, Congress still has plenty of other issues to deal with. The question is, which one comes next? Tax reform? Climate? The federal budget maybe? Roll Call Senior Editor David Hawkings joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with a look ahead.
“Tax reform has to happen. This is a central theme of what the current Congress and the current administration campaigned on… If tax reform does not happen, this is a big failure and a big setback in an ambitious agenda” Joshua Baca says.
Host Bob Leins welcomes Marc Levine, Esquire, to the studio to talk about unique topics in estate planning. August 14, 2017
The Senate’s budget resolution does not include reconciliation instructions to make cuts to the current federal retirement system.
Members of Congress will not use the budget resolution process to make significant changes to the federal retirement system.
President Trump has announced the interim appointment of Treasury official David Kautter to head the IRS and spearhead his push for tax reform legislation in Congress.
Though federal employees avoided $32 billion in potential cuts to the current retirement system in the 2018 budget resolution, Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) said he’s still keeping an eye on familiar proposals that lawmakers may tie to new tax reform policies.