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Tax Reform to Improve the Economy, Job Growth - Murkowski Morning Meeting, 3/5/2013


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

U.S. Senate Events 

Reforming Taxes to Right America’s Economy:

Alaskan Impact: Last week, Congress and the President didn’t reach a bipartisan solution to avoid sequestration – a $1.2 trillion indiscriminate reduction in spending over the next decade, $85 billion of which begins this year. Senator Murkowski believes a common sense approach would involve a cuts, mandatory spending reforms and comprehensive, pro-growth tax reform.

6:30 am AKDT

Senate Budget Committee Hearing

Topic: “Reducing the Deficit by Elimination Wasteful Spending in the Tax Code.”

Testimony from:

  • Edward Kleinbard, University of Southern California Gould School of Law
  • Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow at the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Russell Roberts, Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution

(Click image to watch)

Sen. Ayotte (R-NH): Would lowering the corporate tax code improve investment and the economy?

View the entire hearing online by clicking here.

U.S. House Events 

Alaska: Key Strategic Location for the 21st Century Pentagon

Alaskan Impact: The Pentagon has targeted a heightened focus on threats in the Asia/Pacific region, including North Korea and Iran – suggesting an increased role for Alaska’s well-positioned military presence in this new strategy. Senator Murkowski, the entire Alaska Delegation and Governor Parnell have all supported moving F-16s currently based in Germany  to Eielson AFB to save money and boost the Air Force's new Pacific focus.

6:00 am AKDT

House Armed Services Committee Hearing

Topic: Full committee hearing on "The Posture of the U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Strategic Command."

Testimony from:

  • Air Force Gen. C. Robert Kehler, Commander of the U.S. Strategic Command
  • Navy Adm. Samuel Locklear, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command

View the recorded hearing by clicking here.

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