For Immediate Release
August 30, 2013
Contact:

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

Baucus and Camp Announce Memphis Stop on Tax Reform Tour

Fourth Tax Reform Tour Stop Will Include Kitchen Table Conversation at Family Farm, Roundtable Discussion at FedEx Express World Hub

WASHINGTON –Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) will make the fourth stop on their national tax reform tour Monday, September 9, in Memphis, Tennessee

The visit to Memphis will begin with a kitchen table conversation at the Sullivan Family Farm, where Chairmen Baucus and Camp will hear about the family’s experiences navigating the tax code and managing their farm’s finances.  Next, Chairmen Baucus and Camp will tour the FedEx Express World Hub and hold a roundtable discussion with the company and customers from the small business community.  They will discuss how the tax code affects the way businesses operate and how tax reform could help businesses — large and small — grow, create jobs and increase wages.

Who:    

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

What:

Tax Reform Tour Stop in Memphis, Tennessee

When and Where:

Monday, September 9, 2013

8:00 a.m. CST         Kitchen Table Conversation at the Sullivan Family Farm
                                   8140 Hwy 193, Oakland, TN

10:30 a.m. CST       Visit to FedEx Express World Hub
                                   3040 Independent Drive, Memphis, TN
                                   *Media must pre-register to get on FedEx Campus

 

The two chairmen have been travelling the country getting input and feedback from the American people on the nation’s tax system. They began their nationwide tax reform tour in Minnesota’s twin cities, where they met with workers and executives at 3M as well as the owner of a family-owned bakery. 

The tour then stopped in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, where Baucus and Camp toured a pair of small businesses and heard about the challenges they face in dealing with the tax code.  While in Pennsylvania, they also met with an individual taxpayer who shared his story on their web site TaxReform.gov.  The Chairmen next stopped in the Silicon Valley area, meeting with two high-tech businesses: Square, a San Francisco-based producer of mobile payment technology, and Intel, a Santa Clara-based manufacturer of microprocessors and other computer components. 

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 http://taxreform.gov.

Media Planning:  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 Friday, September 6, to make arrangements to attend a specific stop.

FedEx registration, Contact: Maury Donahue, FedEx Corporation at maury.donahue@fedex.com.

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