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Archer to speak about tax reform, federal budgetissues, during March 9 appearance at UT Austin

Tax reform and the federal budget is the topic of a public address by U.S. Rep. Bill Archer, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee in the U.S. Congress, who will be a guest lecturer on Monday (March 9) at The University of Texas at Austin.

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AUSTIN, Texas — Tax reform and the federal budget is the topic of a public address by U.S. Rep. Bill Archer, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee in the U.S. Congress, who will be a guest lecturer on Monday (March 9) at The University of Texas at Austin.

The presentation by Archer (R-Houston) on current tax reform proposals and federal budgeting issues will be in the Lyndon B. Johnson Auditorium, located in Sid Richardson Hall. Archer, a 1981 recipient of the UT Austin Distinguished Alumnus Award, will be introduced by former U.S. Rep. J. J. “Jake” Pickle of Austin. The 2:30 to 4 p.m. event is free and open to the public, and parking is available near the LBJ Library and Museum, 2315 Red River St.

As chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, Archer is the lead legislator for tax policies in the U.S. House of Representatives. Among other initiatives, Archer supports abolishing the income tax and replacing it with a national consumption tax. He also has fought for a balanced budget, having introduced a balanced budget amendment every year since he was first elected to Congress in 1971.For additional information contact Anneliese Geis, director of conferences and training at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, (512) 471-0820, or via e-mail at a.geis@mail.utexas.edu.