John Hope Bryant discusses top policy agenda challenges at DealBook DC Strategy Forum
I was honored to take part in the inaugural DealBook DC Strategy Forum at the historic Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC last week. The forum was led by my friend, journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin of The New York Times. I worked alongside other influential leaders to provide innovative solutions to our nation’s top policy agenda challenges. The forum focused on everything relating to Climate Change, Cybersecurity, Data and Privacy, Drug policy, Student Debt, and Taxing Wealth (which is the discussion I was a part of).
Our task force discussed a range of potential solutions to taxing the rich. This includes closing inheritance loopholes, increasing tax compliance, and offering better benefits for working families.
You can read more about our findings and insights from the discussion in a special section of today's edition of The New York Times.
I applauded the U.S. Treasury's support around CRA (Community Reinvestment Act) Reform and the continued support around our collective Freedman’s Bank Legacy activities. That includes renaming the "Treasury Annex", the Freedman's Bank Building.