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A Teacher, Accountant, NFL Player, and Almond Farmer walk into Congress… | Wealth Tax Review

September 6, 2019 AALU Outlook: Wealth Tax Proposals Strong populist streaks continue to course through the American electorate. Democratic politicians have focused increasingly on wealth inequality. Populist Republicans have generally focused more on technology and media corporations. However, numerous polls suggest populist attitudes are growing across voter demographics. A Fox News poll from earlier this…

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Advocacy Updates

A Teacher, Accountant, NFL Player, and Almond Farmer walk into Congress… | Wealth Tax Review

September 6, 2019 AALU Outlook: Wealth Tax Proposals Strong populist streaks continue to course through the American electorate. Democratic politicians have focused increasingly on wealth inequality. Populist Republicans have generally focused more on technology and media corporations. However, numerous polls suggest populist attitudes are growing across voter demographics. A Fox News poll from earlier this…

Committees of Jurisdiction: House Ways and Means Committee

Established July 24, 1789, and formally listed as a standing committee in 1802, the House Ways and Means committee is the oldest standing committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, and one of the most powerful. The House tax-writing committee derives its power from Article I, Section VII of the U.S. Constitution, which states, “All…

AALU Outlook: Wealth Tax Proposals

There is a growing perception among Democratic policy makers that the current system of taxation improperly favors income from wealth over income from wages. Democrats feel that lower tax rates on investment income, the ability of investors to time the recognition of their gains, and the ability of some assets to avoid tax on gains…

Ambassador All-Stars | Laugh w/ Rep. Walorski | Spotlight: Senator Mark Warner

August 23, 2019 Washington Update Candidate Spotlight: Mark Warner Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) has a long history of service to the Commonwealth of Virginia, with successful tenures as Virginia’s Democratic Party Chairman, Governor, and U.S. Senator. The senator has also had a very close relationship with AALU, developing a strong Ambassador relationship with former AALU…

Candidate Spotlight: Mark Warner

Warner was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and moved to Connecticut with his family during his high school years. He graduated from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and then from Harvard Law School. Throughout his tenure in Washington, he has been seen as a pro-business, moderate Democrat and his work with AALU has reflected those…

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