Tax reform, energy grid protection among top policy concerns for electric company CEOs, executives

by Tom Kuhn | Mar 21, 2017   ()

Each March, electric company CEOs and executives from across the country descend upon the nation’s capital to advocate for the industry's most pressing federal policy priorities. At the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), we expect a very busy policy agenda in 2017, with a new Administration and new Congress in Washington, as well as many new governors, legislators, and regulators in the states. These changes bring tremendous challenges and also extraordinary opportunities.

One major opportunity that has emerged quickly this year is comprehensive tax reform. EEI’s member companies support comprehensive tax reform because we believe that a simpler tax code, broader tax base, and lower tax rates will grow the economy and increase U.S. competitiveness, support job creation, and benefit our customers. Tax reform legislation must preserve interest deductibility to support investments in America’s critical energy infrastructure and to keep energy bills as affordable and predictable as possible for all Americans.

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Source: The Hill
Source: The Hill

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