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The Wrap Up - What's Next?
In the words of fictional television President Jed Bartlett, "What's next?" The 2020 general election is over. But what's next is just the beginning.

The 117th U.S. Congress will convene January 3, 2021, the 107th Nebraska Legislature on January 6, and inauguration day for President of the United States will be January 20.

While you are waiting, get informed. "What's next" was the theme of the Nebraska Chamber, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce and Nebraska Chamber of Commerce Executives Virtual D.C. Fly-In. This event included policy experts from Washington D.C., Governor Pete Ricketts and the entire Nebraska Congressional delegation.

You can view takeaways and videos from each speaker at the links below.
What's Hot, What's Not in Tax Debate on Capital Hill

Caroline Harris
Vice President, Tax Policy & Economic Development and Chief Tax Policy Counsel, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Short Term
  • Maybe more COVID stimulus or relief
  • Likely action on tax extenders
Long Term
  • Maybe more COVID stimulus or relief
  • Potential attempt to claw back tax relief
Longer Long Term
  • President Trump has not released any tax plans
  • Vice President Biden has indicated a desire to increase tax rates for individuals and businesses.
Private Sector Priorities in the Capital City

Jack Howard
Senior Vice President, Congressional and Public Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

How we got there
  • 3 1/2 Federal COVID Relief Bills
  • Months of stalemate
Where are we
  • Waiting until at least middle of November for Congress to reconvene
Where we are going
  • Pay attention to negotiations on continuing resolutions through the end of 2020
  • Status Quo Scenario - COVID tax relief, gridlock and trade tensions
  • Blue Tidal Wave Scenario - More aggressive fiscal policy COVID relief, potential claw back of tax relief, some version green new deal, some version of public option in health care
  • Blue Low Tide Scenario - More aggrassive fiscal policy COVID relief, potential increase in corporate tax rates, some form of public option within Affordable Care Act, Immigration reform
Federalism in the 21st Century

Pete Ricketts
Governor of Nebraska

  • Federalism acknowledges state differences.
  • Federalism empowers states to take responsibility for their needs.
  • The pandemic responses illustrates the virtues of federalism.
  • Federalism encourages competition and accountability.
Virtual Capital Hill Visits

Hear directly from Nebraska's Federal delegation and their thoughts about what's next after election day.
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