Business Coalition Hears from Ways and Means Chairman on Tax Reform Plans

For Immediate Release:

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 18, 2013 – The Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates, representing more than 1,500,000 businesses across the country, today participated in a conference call with Chairman Dave Camp of the House Ways and Means Committee to discuss the chairman’s on-going drive to pass comprehensive tax reform. As a leading advocate for rewriting the broken tax code, the coalition was honored to be invited to be part of the call, which the Chairman called the start of the “next phase” of his tax reform effort, which will include educating lawmakers who aren’t members of the Ways and Means Committee. Chairman Camp thanked the coalition for its help so far and made clear that he continues to strongly support comprehensive reform and will work hard in Congress to pass it. The coalition issued the following statement:

“Our tax code is broken and is in desperate need of revision. We were pleased to hear from Chairman Camp today that comprehensive tax reform remains a top priority for him and we fully back his reform effort. We represent many businesses – both large and small – and all agree that we need comprehensive tax reform that simplifies the tax code to improve economic growth and create jobs. We agree with Chairman Camp and are advocating for an overhaul of the federal tax code that broadens the tax base, lowers rates and creates a fairer playing field for corporations and small businesses alike. We look forward to continuing our work with lawmakers, their constituents and other key stakeholders to support Chairman Camp’s campaign for tax reform.”

About the Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates:
The Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates is a diverse group of national, regional and state associations representing more than 1,500,000 businesses, both large and small, whose mission is to educate Congress and key stakeholders that tax reform should be viewed through the lens of effective tax rates, the amount of taxes businesses actually pay. The Coalition intends to use the metric of effective tax rates to bolster the case for comprehensive tax reform that broadens the tax base while lowering tax rates for corporations and pass-through businesses that pay taxes using individual tax rates. More information about the coalition is available at

Contact: Jeffrey Birnbaum
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