Rep. Kevin Grady (R-TX), chair of the House Ways & Means Committee

Justin Field, VP of government affairs for the National Venture Capital Association, talks to Axios about what he's hoping for when the House GOP unveils its plan tomorrow.

Broad stokes: "There has been a lot of talk about making existing large companies and small businesses more competitive, but we also want focus on how tax reform can increase startup formation."

VC wish list:

  • Retain existing tax treatment of carried interest.
  • Improve R&D tax credits for startups.
  • Create safe harbor for startups from net operating loss limitation rules.
  • Simplify qualified small biz stock rules.

Horror story: Anything that reminds the NVCA of the plan put forth in 2014 by former GOP Congressman Dave Camp.

Money matters: The NVCA's political action committee donated $5,000 to Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), who is leading the House GOP's tax-writing group, this past March.

Go deeper: Axios' Caitlin Owens reports on how the Senate's plan is shaping up. Worth noting that both chambers seem to be warming to the idea of phasing in that 20% corporate rate.

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Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 12:30 a.m. ET: 33,560,877 — Total deaths: 1,006,564 — Total recoveries: 23,297,593Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 12:30 a.m. ET: 7,190,036 — Total deaths: 205,974— Total recoveries: 2,809,674 — Total tests: 103,155,189Map.
  3. Health: Americans won't take Trump's word on the vaccine, Axios-Ipsos poll finds.
  4. Politics: 7 former FDA commissioners say Trump is undermining agency's credibility
  5. States: NYC's coronavirus positivity rate spikes to highest since June.
  6. Sports: Tennessee Titans close facility amid NFL's first coronavirus outbreak.
  7. World: U.K. beats previous record for new coronavirus cases.
  8. Work: United States of burnout — Asian American unemployment spikes amid pandemic
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The first Trump v. Biden presidential debate was a hot mess

Photos: Jim Watson and Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

This debate was like the country: Everybody’s talking. Nobody’s listening. Nothing is learned. It’s a mess.

  • We were told President Trump would be savage. Turned out, that was a gross understatement. Even the moderator, Fox News' Chris Wallace, got bulldozed.

Why it matters: Honestly, who the hell knows?

Pundits react to a chaotic debate: “What a dark event we just witnessed”

The first presidential debate between President Trump and Joe Biden in Cleveland on Tuesday night was a shouting match, punctuated by interruptions and hallmarked by name-calling.

Why it matters: If Trump aimed to make the debate as chaotic as possible with a torrent of disruptions, he succeeded. Pundits struggled to make sense of what they saw, and it's tough to imagine that the American people were able to either.