The following letter, delivered to House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orin Hatch (R-UT) on September 19, 2018, respectfully calls for residence-based taxation in upcoming tax reform legislation.
To: Foreign and defense policy staff
From: Kurt Couchman, Vice President of Public Policy
Date: Friday, January 26, 2018
Re: Review of the 2018 National Defense Strategy Summary
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 requires the Pentagon to deliver to military leaders and the congressional defense committees—appropriations and armed services—the NDS in classified form with a public, unclassified summary. By contrast, the full QDR was available to the public.
This review highlights the key points from the 2018 summary, not the full, classified version. Balancing transparency and secrecy will be an ongoing challenge.
The following letter respectfully encourages Armed Services Committee members and additional FY 2018 NDAA conferees to consider the impact of excess overhead on the defense budget.Right-sizing DoD infrastructure in a manner that strengthens our national security and responsibly stewards taxpayer dollars is of the upmost importance.
This coalition letter was delivered to Speaker of the House Paul D. Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on October 11, 2017. In the letter, conservative leaders called on leadership to use every opportunity to advance fiscal responsibility this Congress.
This coalition letter was delivered to Senate Armed Services Committee and other defense policy staff on September 12, 2017. In the letter, more than a dozen think tank leaders and defense experts encourage U.S. senators to support the BRAC amendment to the FY 2018 NDAA offered by Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain and Ranking Member Jack Reed.
This coalition letter was delivered to the House and Senate Budget Committees on April 4, 2017. In the letter, a dozen public interest advocacy organizations implore Chairman Enzi and Chairman Black to practice fiscal responsibility in the budget resolution and beyond.