JOINT ECONOMIC
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Proposed Agenda Item (I)

'Boosting Growth or Inequality - Trump's Radical Corporate Tax Cuts'

The U.S. corporate tax of 35% has been the highest in the developed world. Even SYRIZA, the far left party governing in Greece, has kept their corporate rate lower. Actually, many countries lowered their rates in the aftermath of the last recession, only the Obama Administration remained largely inactive, assuming companies would always be willing to do business in the U.S.

But does the world's most advanced economy need to compete via taxes while there are other ways to strengthen business environment such as simplifying the tax code or cutting down bureaucracy? Should this Committee back Trump's drastic corporate tax reduction down to 21% or promote the alternatives? There is a definite connection with the agenda of the Budget Committee takcling the deficit, the Education and the Workforce Committee examining various ways of bettering the economy and the Foreign Affairs Commitee deliberating international trade and cooperation.

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Proposed Agenda Item (II)

'Energy Security - Technology and Environment'

The President's grand reversal on renewable energy is marked by a vast expansion of coal and oil mining plans. Will Trump's shift towards fossil fuels make the U.S. economy more resilient or ruin the environment? Is the decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement going to liberate American companies or let them lose their 'green technology' edge, leaving China to become a global leader in this area? And what about nuclear power?

This links directly to the agenda of the Budget Committee dealing with the National Debt Crisis as well as the Education and the Workforce Committee considering the distinct impacts of technological change.

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