Today, Congressmen Brad Sherman (D-CA) and Michael Conaway (R-TX) announced the creation of the Bipartisan Congressional CPA Caucus. Congressman Sherman and Congressman Michael Conaway (R-TX) will act as co-chairs.
The Congressional CPA Caucus will serve as an informal, bipartisan group of Members who are CPAs, dedicated to discussing and formulating innovative policy approaches to the issues affecting CPAs -- including tax administration and compliance and accounting and auditing standards. The Caucus will work to reduce the compliance burden of our tax laws. It will also seek to provide input on issues being debated by Congress on which CPA's have particular expertise -- including budgeting and fiscal issues.
"Establishing the CPA Caucus allows us to educate our colleagues about the importance of the accounting profession to American business, and to share our expertise on tax administration and compliance," said Congressman Sherman, who is a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee. "We also hope to bring a bipartisan CPA perspective to the fiscal and budgeting issues facing Congress."
Prior to being elected to Congress, Sherman, who represents the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, was a Tax Law Specialist and CPA. He audited large business and government entities, provided tax counsel and advised small businesses on tax issues.