The tax code needs to be greatly simplified. I currently sit on the Tax Committee in the Minnesota State Legislature. I have heard the testimony from the Minnesota Department of Revenue that says reforming the state tax code is a daunting task due to the size and complexity of federal tax code and the compliance issues that exist. Having experience on our state tax committee, reforming and restructuring the federal tax code would be a natural fit for me. Simplifying the tax code and ensuring the best return on the taxpayers' investment needs to be one of Congress's top priorities. The benefits will be multiplied because the states will follow suit.