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December 2010

Death and Taxes

Humorist Will Rogers once said that the difference between death and taxes is death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.

Well, get ready as Congress meets this week to prepare for a series of votes on taxes. See what's ahead>>

Business investment incentives.

The proposal includes three additional investment incentives for business. Read more.>>

Other business tax breaks.

Ethanol: The tax package will extend the 45-cent-per gallon tax credit for ethanol and the 54-cent tariff on imported ethanol for one year.
Read here to learn about more breaks .>>

Status of efforts to repeal 1099

The latest effort to repeal health reform’s 1099 IRS reporting requirements by attaching repeal language to the comprehensive tax bill has failed. Read more >>

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Cece Kremer

Cece Kremer

Cece Kremer has joined us in Washington, D.C., as a consultant on federal and legislative public policy issues. Cece’s career in government and association work is well-known to many of you. Most recently, she served eight years in top executive positions with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, most recently as Deputy Chief of Staff from 2003 to 2009.

Earlier in her career, she was a Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan. Between 1984 and 1992, she was Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Assistant to the Vice President and Deputy Assistant to the President.

From 1993 until 2001, Cece served as Vice President for Government Affairs of the Plumbing Manufacturers Institute, supervising the industry's policy development, legislative positions and federal regulatory agenda.