NCPA's Bartlett Available on Marriage Penalty Relief Bill

WASHINGTON (July 21, 2000) - Amidst the controversy over President Clinton's threatened veto of the marriage penalty compromise tax relief bill predicted to be passed by the Senate today, Bruce Bartlett, senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis and marriage penalty expert said, "both parties have a vested interest in getting rid of this ill-targeted penalty on married couples."

Having testified on relieving the marriage tax penalty before the House Ways & Means Committee, Bartlett, one of the nation's foremost experts on tax policy, can provide important insight and analysis on the strength and scope of the compromise bill, as well as compare it to the separate House and Senate marriage penalty bills.

WHO: Bruce Bartlett, Senior Fellow, NCPA

WHAT: Expert Analysis Of Marriage Penalty Relief

WHEN: Available Immediately

Bartlett writes a column on economic policy twice weekly, which is nationally syndicated by Creators Syndicate. In 1987 and 1988, Bartlett served under Gary Bauer, who was then assistant to the president for domestic policy. Before joining the National Center for Policy Analysis, he was deeply involved in development and passage of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 as a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation from 1985-1986. 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.