WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tax Council Policy Institute (TCPI) announced today that U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), chairman of the powerful U.S. House of Representative's Committee on Ways and Means, will deliver the keynote speech on Day Two of its 17th Annual Tax Policy and Practice Symposium, Feb. 11-12, 2016, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C.
The two-day TCPI symposium, "Capital Matters: How Taxes Influence the Global Creation, Deployment, and Mobility of Capital," will bring together leading tax professionals and policymakers from government, academia, and the private sector, to explore all aspects of current tax issues facing U.S. business today.
"As a 10-term member of Congress and now chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee – the chief tax-writing committee of the House – Congressman Brady is a highly respected and influential voice on Capitol Hill, and we are honored to have him as a keynote speaker at our upcoming symposium," said Lynda K. Walker, Esq., executive director and general counsel of TCPI.
"Chairman Brady is an experienced and able legislator who, throughout his career, has been a champion of free enterprise and a GOP leader on economic issues, advocating for lower taxes, deficit reduction and free trade," added John Gimigliano, principal-in-charge of Federal Tax Legislative and Regulatory Services at KPMG LLP, program manager for the 2016 TCPI symposium. "We look forward to hearing his views and insights, especially as they relate to tax reform."
After being elected in November 2015 as the 65th chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, the oldest committee of Congress, Brady emphasized the necessity of passing U.S. international tax reform and the importance of having a competitive, pro-growth tax code to help stop U.S. companies from moving abroad.
Brady is also the top House Republican of Congress' Joint Economic Committee and formerly led two of the House Ways and Means Committee's key panels as chairman of both the Health Subcommittee and the Trade Subcommittee. He has served as a representative from Texas' 8th congressional district since 1997. Prior to his election to Congress, Brady served six years in the Texas House of Representatives and was a chamber of commerce executive for 18 years.
Topics to be addressed at the TCPI symposium will include: the role of tax policy in capital-related decisions; the cross-border movement of capital; the evolving regimes for taxing intellectual capital; proposals to alleviate the double taxation of corporate income; and implementation and consequences of the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project. For more details, including registration and exhibitor information, please contact TCPI at 201-822-8062 or visit TCPI's website at www.tcpi.org.
The Tax Council Policy Institute (TCPI), which was created in 1997, is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit and non-partisan public research and educational organization. TCPI was created to help bring about a better understanding of significant federal tax policies that impact businesses and the national economy through careful study, thoughtful evaluation and open discussion. TCPI is affiliated with The Tax Council, an association established in 1966 for senior level tax professionals who work together to promote sound federal tax policies and a better understanding of our federal tax system.
SOURCE Tax Council Policy Institute