Senior Policy Advisor – Washington National Tax Services Legislative & Regulatory Services
The Honorable Bill Archer is Senior Policy Advisor to PwC. Chairman Archer provided strategic advice to clients on a broad range of federal policy issues affecting business, including taxation, international trade, energy, Social Security and health care. He also worked with PwC leaders to formulate strategic plans for the Firm on federal policy matters. Bill Archer retired from PwC in 2015.
Chairman Archer served as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1970 to 2001, representing the 7th Congressional District of Texas, a seat that previously had been held by President George Bush. From 1995 to 2001, Chairman Archer served as Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means. During his 30 years in the Congress, Chairman Archer fought for tax cuts and a simpler Tax Code that promotes investment, savings and the ability of U.S. companies to compete in global markets.
As Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, he was hailed for his mastery of tax policy as he crafted and fought for enactment of the landmark Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, a $275 billion tax cut accompanying the Balanced Budget Act of 1997; the IRS Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998; Taxpayer Bill of Rights legislation and numerous other pro-taxpayer initiatives. He also successfully defended against numerous tax increases on businesses and individuals that were proposed by the Clinton Administration. He served as a Member of the Joint Committee on Taxation from 1988 to 2001, and as Chairman for three terms.