For Immediate Release
July 01, 2013
Contact:

Meaghan Smith/Sean Neary (Baucus) 202-224-4515
Michelle Dimarob/Sage Eastman (Camp) 202-226-4774

Tax-Writing Chairmen Camp and Baucus Announce Minneapolis-St. Paul Stop on Tax Reform Tour

Kick-Off of Nationwide Tour for a Simpler, Fairer Code to Boost Economy, Create Jobs and Improve Wages

Washington, DC - Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) announced visits to two separate businesses in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota area.  The visits are the first in a series of trips across the nation so the Chairmen of the two tax-writing committees can hear directly from Americans about how to spark a more prosperous economy and make today’s broken tax code fairer for families and job creators.

Who:

U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI)
U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT)

What: Minneapolis-St. Paul Tax Reform Tour
When and Where:

Monday, July 8, 2013

8:45 a.m-9:45 a.m.
Visit to 3M Headquarters and Meeting with 3M employees
3M Corporate Headquarters
Maplewood, Minnesota

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Visit to Baldinger Bakery
1256 Phalen Blvd.
St. Paul, Minnesota

The 3M Company is an American multinational corporation based in Maplewood, Minnesota.  With $30 billion in global sales, 3M employs 88,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70 countries.

Baldinger Bakery is a fourth generation, family-run businesses in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Baldinger Bakery was founded in 1888 when Henry and Rebecca Baldinger left Eastern Europe and made their way to America, settling in St. Paul.  Over the years they developed a following for their breads, rolls and buns.  As their following expanded so did operations. Today, the commercial bakery is in a state-of-the-art facility that can produce about 65,000 buns per hour.

On their tax reform tour, the tax-writing Chairmen will be talking to a range of Americans and businesses – from large multinational corporations with overseas operations like 3M, to small, family-run businesses and individual taxpayers.

“Over the past two years we’ve heard from hundreds of experts on how to fix the tax code to make it simpler for families and spark a more prosperous economy.  We want even more input and want to hear directly from the American people.  That is why we are going around the country and starting off in St. Paul, meeting with leaders in business — big and small,” said Chairman Dave Camp and Chairman Max Baucus.  “We want to hear how we can improve their experience with America’s tax system.  We’re going to be travelling across the country in the coming weeks, meeting with Americans – individuals, families, workers and business owners, big and small.  We want to hear how we can make the system fairer and easier to deal with for families across America.”

More Information:    To learn more about the work that Chairmen Camp and Baucus are doing to create a simpler and fairer tax code that boosts the economy, creates jobs and increases wages for families across America, visit www.taxreform.gov.

For those members of the media interested in attending, please contact Michelle.Dimarob@mail.house.gov and Meaghan_Smith@finance.senate.gov in advance of July 5 to make arrangements to attend a specific stop.

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