SEEC Leaders Request Meeting with Chairman Brady to Discuss Sustainable Tax Reform

Oct 24, 2017 Issues: Climate Change, Energy, Environment

Washington D.C. – Today the members of SEEC leadership, led by Vice-Chair Rep. Jared Polis, sent a letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady inviting him to meet and discuss sustainable tax policy solutions as Republicans draft their tax proposal. This letter is a follow-up to an earlier letter that SEEC members sent to the Chairman in May outlining priorities for sustainable tax reform.

The letter sent today reads in part:

“As you stated earlier this year, tax reform is a once-in-a-generation opportunity that can ‘create jobs, grow paychecks, and unleash American competitiveness.’ We believe the ideas of SEEC members, including the plan outlined in the attached letter, will help reach these goals with bipartisan support.”

The full text is below and a signed copy can be found here:

 

Dear Chairman Brady,

In May of this year, members of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) submitted the attached letter laying out priorities for any tax proposal that will be moving through the House Ways and Means Committee. We would like to follow up on this letter by requesting an in person meeting to discuss comprehensive tax legislation. This has become urgent in light of the House’s consideration of the FY18 Budget, which includes reconciliation instructions that are intended to expedite a tax overhaul.

As the Co-Chairs and Vice-Chairs of SEEC, we represent a group of 54 Representatives. SEEC’s goals include advancing policies that promote clean energy technology innovation and domestic manufacturing as well as the creation of green collar jobs throughout the product supply chain. As you stated earlier this year, tax reform is a once-in-a-generation opportunity that can “create jobs, grow paychecks, and unleash American competitiveness.” We believe the ideas of SEEC members, including the plan outlined in the attached letter, will help reach these goals with bipartisan support.

We would like to discuss working together to create a robust tax system that benefits all Americans. We have fairly regular lunchtime meetings and would like to invite you as our guest to an upcoming meeting. Our staff would be happy to work with your offices to find a mutually agreeable date.

Thank you for your consideration, and we hope to meet with you soon.

Sincerely,