Jack Kemp and the Tax Reforms of 1981 and 1986
April 18, 2011
2:00PM - 3:30PM (EDT)
A Special Symposium
Ronald Reagan listed the 1981 and 1986 tax laws as the two biggest economic policy achievements of his presidency; yet both were achieved by bipartisan majorities at a time of deep partisan division. This symposium, conducted under the auspices of the Jack Kemp Oral History Project, will seek to elicit the thoughts, recollections, and reflections of the people who were key to these legislative initiatives. The goal is to record for history the inside story behind the enactment of these laws 30 and 25 years ago, and in so doing explore the lessons for today.
Morton Kondracke, director of the Jack Kemp Oral History Project, will lead the discussions. Russell L. Riley, Chair of the Presidential Oral History Program, will serve as host.
Video from the symposium opening session is available below. Click here to view or download full audio and video from the symposium.