WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Tom Rice (R-SC)*, Steve Stivers (R-OH), Jared Polis (D-CO), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) will host a staff briefing titled "Tax and Trade Policy in the 114th Congress" on Thursday, January 29 in room 201 AB of the Capitol Hill Visitors Center. The event will take place from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m.  

The middle market employs more than 44 million workers and generates $10 trillion in revenue annually.  In the new Middle Market Indicator, a quarterly survey of middle market executives, 91 percent of executives indicated that tax issues were at least somewhat important to them, while 74 percent responded similarly when asked about trade legislation.  This event will focus on these two crucial issue and the crucial role the middle market plays in the U.S. economy.

Panelists include: Thomas A. Stewart, Executive Director, National Center for the Middle Market; Gary LaBranche, CAE, FASAE,           President & CEO of ACG Global; David Kautter, Partner, Washington National Tax, McGladrey; Marek Gootman, Director, The Brookings Institution, Metropolitan Policy Program; Isabel Fernandez, Chief Commercial Officer, GE Capital of the Americas

About the Congressional Caucus for Middle Market Growth:
The Congressional Caucus for Middle Market Growth (CCMMG) is a bipartisan Congressional Member Organization (CMO) registered with the House Administration Committee; its membership includes Members of the House of Representatives who work to educate colleagues and the general public about the impact of the middle market on the broader U.S. economy. 

Middle Market Impact in South Carolina’s Seventh Congressional District:  
According to the National Center for the Middle Market, South Carolina’s 7th District has the following data:
•              Total Number of Middle Market Companies: 204
•              Total Middle Market Employees: 58,451
•              Total Middle Market Revenue: $9.5 Billion
•              Top industries include: Healthcare & Manufacturing

*Due to a scheduling conflict, Congressman Rice is unable to attend the event.  A member of his staff will be there in his place.