Mindie Reule, Public Policy Program Manager at Philanthropy Northwest, has written an excellent blog post about her time at Foundations on the Hill, detailing some of the discussions her delegation had with Members of Congress.
I found this piece of intel particularly interesting:
In Philanthropy Northwest’s six-state region, we’re represented by five Senators on the Senate Finance Committee and two House members on the Ways and Means Committee—the committees that consider matters of taxation at the federal level. We also co-hosted a reception with the Association of Small Foundations during which we heard from key Senate Finance Committee tax experts. What we heard—loud and clear—from those meetings is that comprehensive tax reform is coming. It will happen by the end of 2013 and everything is on the table. Everything.
Mindie promises to follow up on that with another blog post soon. In the meantime, check out her full post at Philanthropy Northwest’s blog.