Dean Zerbe, the National Managing Director of alliantgroup and former Senior Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, responded to the administration and congressional leadership’s joint statement on tax reform.

“For American businesses that want to see tax reform and tax relief, today’s joint statement from Congress and the White House is most welcome. I particularly viewed as key the direction that the two tax-writing Committees – Ways and Means and Finance – are directed to go through regular order (meaning Committee markup) and move legislation this fall followed by consideration on the floor. There needs to be marching orders and timelines to provide focus and get tax reform moving, and the statement provides the necessary incentive to push the process forward. Tax reform will be better for having an open review and discussion as well as the benefit of bipartisan consideration.”