Author Archive | Denise Bode

Senate Finance Republican Tax Reform Bill Unveiled

by Denise A. Bode & Anne C. Canfield On November 2, House Republicans released their tax reform bill titled, “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” Michael Best Strategies’ (MBS) tax policy experts, Denise Bode and Anne Canfield, both veterans from the last tax reform overhaul that was passed by Congress in 1986, have been providing constant updates […]

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House Republican Tax Reform Bill Unveiled

by Denise A. Bode & Anne C. Canfield In case you missed it… On November 2, House Republicans released their tax reform bill titled, “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” Michael Best Strategies’ tax policy experts, Denise Bode and Anne Canfield, both veterans from the last tax reform overhaul that was passed by Congress in 1986, provided […]

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Reince Priebus Returns to Michael Best

by Denise A. Bode In lieu of the regular blog, below is the release by our firm regarding the return of former partner Reince Priebus to the Michael Best family of firms. But as a personal observation, I think it should be remembered that on his watch at the White House, the Administration took on the […]

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The Case for David Ross for EPA Assistant Administrator for Office of Water

by Andrew C. Coook   Last week the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a confirmation hearing on the following presidential nominees for top level positions at the Environmental Protection Agency: David Ross, Assistant Administrator for Office of Water Dr. Michael Dourson, Assistant Administrator for Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention Bill Wehrum, Assistant […]

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Six Tax Framework Issued

by Denise A. Bode and Anne C. Canfield   This week President Donald Trump and the Republican leadership announced their long-awaited tax reform framework. The release means the beginning of a process that will pit Democrats and some Republicans who disagree on key elements of the framework against the plan’s supporters. The next step in […]

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The Chief Energy Regulator FERC Gets Back To Work

by Denise A. Bode With two new commissioners sworn in, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) held its first hearing this week since January. In case you don’t know, FERC is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil. FERC also reviews proposals to build liquefied natural gas (LNG) […]

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Fantasy Tax Reform

by Anne C. Canfield, Denise A. Bode, and Sarah C. Helton   Football season has begun, Congress has returned to Washington, and a major push to get tax reform enacted by year-end is underway.  The conventional view in “The Swamp” is that the Republicans will not be successful, and that a small tax package of […]

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