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Expertise: Federal budget policy, tax policy, tax reform

Seth Hanlon is a senior fellow at American Progress, where he focuses on federal tax and budget policy.

Prior to rejoining American Progress, he served as special assistant to the president for economic policy at the White House National Economic Council, where he coordinated the Obama administration’s tax policy. He has also served as senior tax counsel for the House Budget Committee Democratic staff under former ranking member Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and as tax counsel for Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), a senior Finance Committee member, among other Capitol Hill roles. He was the Director of Fiscal Reform during a prior stint at American Progress and an associate attorney at Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered.

Hanlon has testified before Congress, and his work has been cited in the Financial Times, The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Atlantic, and other publications. He has been featured in CNBC, NPR, C-SPAN and other outlets to discuss tax issues.

Hanlon received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and his J.D. from Yale Law School.

By Seth Hanlon
Budget Reconciliation Is a Critical and Regularly Used ToolCenter for American Progress ActionFebruary 5, 2021
Trump’s Tax Returns Show Why We Need to Fund Tax EnforcementBloombergOctober 8, 2020
Trump’s Economy: 7 Broken Promises to Working AmericansCenter for American Progress ActionFebruary 3, 2020
A Trump-approved government shutdown is a fitting end to Paul Ryan’s disappointing, hypocritical tenureNBC NewsDecember 22, 2018
Costs of Corruption: Tax Bill Leads to Higher Health Premiums and Big Tax Cuts for the RichCenter for American Progress ActionJune 19, 2018
The Trump-McConnell-Ryan Tax Plan: A Windfall for President Trump and His CabinetCenter for American Progress ActionOctober 18, 2017
The Romney Tax Plan Still Doesn’t Add UpCenter for American Progress ActionOctober 18, 2012
Sheldon Adelson’s Return on InvestmentCenter for American Progress ActionSeptember 11, 2012
Romney Declares Corporate Loopholes Off the Table in Tax ReformCenter for American Progress ActionAugust 23, 2012
The Romney Economic Agenda and Its Effect on the Middle Class and GrowthCenter for American Progress ActionJuly 31, 2012
Romney Tax Plan: Many Happy Returns for Big OilCenter for American Progress ActionJuly 26, 2012
Romney’s New Tax Incentive for Outsourcing U.S. JobsCenter for American Progress ActionJuly 16, 2012
Romney’s Tax Giveaways to Himself and the RichCenter for American Progress ActionJanuary 24, 2012
Mitt Romney’s Tax Plan in 5 ChartsCenter for American Progress ActionJanuary 12, 2012
The Top 10 Most Shocking Aspects of Newt Gingrich’s Tax Plan—in PicturesCenter for American Progress ActionDecember 15, 2011
Could Tax Reform Boost Business Investment and Job Creation?Center for American Progress ActionNovember 17, 2011
Three Questions for Speaker BoehnerCenter for American Progress ActionSeptember 15, 2011