Thomas A. Barthold
Thomas A. Barthold is the chief of staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation. He joined the Joint Committee on Taxation as a staff economist in 1987. Over the past three decades he has worked on a wide variety of issues, including capital gains taxation, savings incentives, environmental and energy taxes, estate and gift taxation, the taxation of multinational enterprises, the low-income housing tax credit, tax-exempt bonds, and tax-exempt organizations. Prior to his arrival in Washington he was a member of the economics faculty of Dartmouth College. For his work at the Joint Committee on Taxation the Tax Council Policy Institute has awarded Mr. Barthold its “Pillar of Excellence” and the National Tax Association has awarded Mr. Barthold its “Bruce Davie – Albert Davis Public Service Award.”
Richard Rubin is the U.S. tax policy reporter for The Wall Street Journal in Washington, focusing on the intersection of taxes, politics and economics. Before joining the Journal in 2015, he covered tax policy for Bloomberg News and Congressional Quarterly. Earlier in his career, he wrote about local government and transportation policy for The Charlotte Observer. He is a native of New Jersey, a graduate of Duke University and a resident of Washington.