By Bernie Becker - 09/09/13 06:07 PM EDT
Baucus and Camp are trying to boost grassroots support for tax reform at a time when much of Washington is concentrating on the situation in Syria, and weeks before Congress faces deadlines on extending government funding and raising the debt ceiling. Their visit to Memphis was the fourth stop on a national tour that has also hit the Minneapolis area, the Bay Area and Philadelphia.
But Baucus and Camp have also expressed an interest in reforming the individual tax code, given that’s where many small business pay. The two tax writers also visited the Sullivan family farm in Oakland, Tenn., just months after Congress enacted permanent parameters for the estate tax.