Miller Center

Jack Kemp and the Tax Reforms of 1981 and 1986

Morton  Kondracke Morton Kondracke
Alan  Murray Alan Murray
Brian  Domitrovic Brian Domitrovic

Speakers: Morton Kondracke, Alan Murray, Brian Domitrovic
Date: April 18, 2011
Time: 2:00 PM

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.


Click here to download the full agenda (PDF). 


Video from the symposium opening session is available below. Click here to view or download full audio and video from the symposium.