Government Affairs Update: Tax Reform – Where do we stand?

Last month, the House passed a tax reform plan. Last week, the Senate followed suit. But they are very different plans. So where do we stand? And specifically, what do the details mean for your distribution business? Ed Orlet explains the reconciliation process, describes the hurdles to success, and digs in to compare the bills to NAED's priorities for electrical distributors. 

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Edward Orlet

Edward Orlet

Senior Vice President - Membership & Marketing Edward M. Orlet, senior vice president of Membership & Marketing, leads NAED’s marketing and technology efforts. He also serves as a facilitator for diverse distributor and cross-industry groups, as well as moderating industry panels nationwide. Before joining NAED in 2001, Orlet worked as a distributor salesperson to mechanical contracting and OEM markets. He has more than 20 years’ experience in distribution and sales to construction, institutional, and industrial customers. He also worked on the legislative staff in the Illinois State Senate. Ed holds a Bachelor of Science degree in advertising from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.