An Update on Sequestration and its Impact on the 1603 Treasury Program

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Date: August 1, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT/ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT


Solar companies expecting 1603 grant awards in 2014 risk receiving less than they expected due to sequestration. In the Administration’s preliminary sequester report for the FY2014 budget, 1603 grants awarded in FY2014 could be cut by 7.3%.  Grants awarded awarded after September 30, 2013 may be impacted as well. Though this is only a preliminary figure, SEIA has been working hard to address it.  

Join our webinar to hear the latest news on sequestration and how it could affect your company.

SEIA has met with the Obama Administration, Treasury Department officials, and Members of Congress to discuss and lessen the impact of sequestration on the 1603 Treasury Program and the solar industry.  Hear the latest news from Washington on sequestration, learn how SEIA has been working on the issue, and how sequestration could impact your company.

NOTE that we will not discuss individual 1603 Program applications or address the sequestration impact of individual member companies. No legal or tax advice will be provided. 

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Donna Flynn, Executive Director, Washington Council Ernst & Young

Donna Steele Flynn is a member of Ernst & Young's Washington Council Ernst & Young practice where she provides services related to tax legislative issues, particularly in the areas of tax administration and energy tax policy. Before joining the firm, Donna served from 1994 to 1998 as the Staff Director of the House Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight. Donna directed the Subcommittee's investigative and legislative activities, including planning and preparation for hearings and markup sessions, drafting legislation and Subcommittee reports, and managing the Subcommittee's professional staff. During her service on the Subcommittee staff, Donna was the Principal Counsel on the Taxpayer Bill of Rights 2, enacted in 1996, and the Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act, enacted in 1998. Immediately prior to joining the Subcommittee staff, Donna was tax counsel to the Independent Petroleum Association of America. She also had served from 1988 to 1994 as Legislative Director to Representative Bill Archer (R-TX), the former Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. Donna received a B.S. from the University of Maryland and a J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law.

Thomas P. Kimbis, Vice President, Executive Affairs, Solar Energy Industries Association

Tom leads the development of strategy to promote solar energy across the U.S. As Vice President of Executive Affairs, he oversees SEIA's outreach to the Administration. He also provides legal services to SEIA as General Counsel. Tom has been working in renewable energy since 2000, when he began supporting research, analysis, legislative, and planning efforts across all energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).


August 1, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT


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