NCPA Tax Policy Expert Bruce Bartlett Available to Discuss Gov. George W. Bush's Tax Proposal

Washington, D.C. (December 1, 1999) -- Bruce Bartlett, senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis, will be available today to comment on Texas Gov. George W. Bush's tax plan, which is expected to be released today during an address to the Des Moines Chamber of Commerce.

As one of the nation's foremost experts on tax policy, Bartlett can provide important insight and analysis on the strength and scope of the proposal. He has recently written about tax proposals made by candidates from Gary Bauer to Donald Trump, as well as a preview of Gov. Bush's plan, for such newspapers as the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times.

WHO: Bruce Bartlett, NCPA Senior Fellow

WHAT: Tax Policy Expert

WHEN: Available Immediately

Bartlett is a prolific author, having published more than 700 articles in national publications including The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post, as well as many prominent magazines such as Fortune. His twice-weekly column on economic policy is published in the Washington Times and Detroit News and is nationally syndicated by Creators Syndicate. In 1996 one of his columns inspired Bob Dole's 15-percent tax reduction plan.

He has testified on numerous occasions before the House Ways and Means Committee and Senate Finance committee.

In 1987 and 1988, he served on the White House staff, working under Gary Bauer, who was then assistant to the president for domestic policy. From 1988 to January, 1993, he was deputy assistant secretary of the Treasury for economic policy.

In 1985 and 1986, while a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, he was deeply involved in development and passage of the Tax Reform Act of 1986.

In 1982, while staff director of Congress' Joint Economic Committee, he organized the first hearings on the flat tax.

In 1977, as a member of then-Congressman Jack Kemp's staff, he helped draft the famous Kemp-Roth tax bill, which formed the basis of the Reagan tax cut in 1981.