Over 100 CEOs, executives, policy experts, accounting and finance professionals from across the nation joined U.S. Senator John Cornyn in gathering for alliantgroup’s two day long Economic, Legislative & Policy Summit—the most recent event in alliantgroup’s Think Tank series.  A few attendees included former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns, former Alabama Governor Bob Riley, former Missouri Governor Kit Bond, former U.S. Members of Congress Jim Ramstad and Rick Lazio, former Senior Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee Dean Zerbe, private equity and M&A advisor Neeraj Mital, former IRS Commissioners Mark W. Everson, Steven Miller and Kathy Petronchak, and alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav.

Senator Cornyn delivered the keynote address Friday to kick off the event, focusing on Congress’s legislative priorities for the rest of the year. Senator Cornyn mentioned a few loose deadlines for many of the current issues relating to the new budget bill, the debt ceiling and the healthcare and tax reform. He then disclosed that the aforementioned issues would be addressed in the coming months by congressional leadership.  GOP leadership has set a goal of voting on a new tax reform bill in the Senate before the July 4th recess, followed by a big push on tax reform in the both the House and Senate, Coryn specified.

Senator Cornyn alluded to the reduction in corporate and individual tax rates, along with other pro-business changes. He then acknowledged his commitment to continue reforms that encourage economic prosperity while lessening the regulatory burdens on U.S. businesses.

“I would like to thank Senator Cornyn and everyone who took the time to attend this event,” said alliantgroup CEO, Dhaval Jadav. “Our goal in hosting these conferences is to provide thought leadership to our CPA firms and the businesses they serve. By providing our partner CPAs and businesses the information they need to stay ahead of emerging economic and policy trends, it is our hope that we are offering another avenue to ensure their continued success.”