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Diana Furchtgott-Roth Awaiting Senate Confirmation

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Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology | Financial Disclosure »

Former Positions Outside Government

Former Compensation Sources

  • Dow Jones Write columns on economic topics for MarketWatch.com.
  • George Washington University Teach a graduate seminar on Labor Economics.
  • Manhattan Institute for Policy Research Manage Manhattan Institute’s Washington office. Coordinate the Shadow Open Market Committee meetings and publications. Write papers, books, articles, and columns on a variety of economic issues.
  • Tax Analysts Write a monthly column on tax issues for Tax Notes.

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Employment Assets

Description Value Income
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research $227,304
Dow Jones $16,800
George Washington University $15,000
Tax Analysts $9,750
Gerson Lehrman Group (The firm provides consulting services to companies.) $2,994
CREF-Stock $250,001 - $500,000 $15,001 - $50,000
Illinois Policy Institute - 8/2015 - 4/2016 $5,000
Tikvah Fund - 8/21/2016 $1,000
Federalist Society - 11/7/2016 $1,000
Princeton University - 10/15/2016 $3,500
Friedberg Economics Institute - 4/17- 20/2016 $2,500
Center for the American Experiment - 2/22/2016 $2,500
Federalist Society - 4/3/2017 $1,000
Federalist Society - 7/2016 - 5/2017 $1,000
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research 401(k)
Principal Financial SmallCap S&P 600 Index Fund $100,001 - $250,000 $1,001 - $2,500
Young America’s Foundation, anticipated honorarium $1,001 - $15,000 None (or less than $201)
IRA #1
IRA Vanguard 500 Index Fund $250,001 - $500,000 $5,001 - $15,000
IRA Vanguard Value Index Fund $250,001 - $500,000 $5,001 - $15,000
IRA #2
IRA HSBC Pershing SPDR S&P 500 ETF TR Trust UNIT $100,001 - $250,000 $5,001 - $15,000
IRA #3
SEP IRA Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund $100,001 - $250,000 $2,501 - $5,000
"Regulating to Disaster," Encounter Books (value not readily ascertainable) None (or less than $201)
"Green Jobs, Sick Economy," Encounter Books, (value not readily ascertainable) None (or less than $201)
"Disinherited," Encounter Books (value not readily ascertainable) None (or less than $201)
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research 403(b)
Principal Financial SmallCap S&P 600 Index R3 Fund $100,001 - $250,000 $1,001 - $2,500

Other Income/Assets

Description Value Income
MD T Rowe Price 529 Equity Portfolio Account 1 $1,001 - $15,000 $201 - $1,000
U.S. Bank Account # 1 (cash) $15,001 - $50,000 None (or less than $201)
U.S. Bank Account # 2 (cash) $15,001 - $50,000 None (or less than $201)
MD T Rowe Price 529 Equity Portfolio Account 2 $1,001 - $15,000 $201 - $1,000
MD T Rowe Price 529 Equity Portfolio Account 3 $1,001 - $15,000 $201 - $1,000
MD T Rowe Price 529 Equity Portfolio Account 4 $1,001 - $15,000 $201 - $1,000
MD T Rowe Price 529 Equity Portfolio Account 5 $1,001 - $15,000 $201 - $1,000
U.S. money market account (cash) $100,001 - $250,000 None (or less than $201)
D. F.-R. Revocable Trust (Underlying assets not reportable) $1,000,001 - $5,000,000 None (or less than $201)

Employment Agreements and Arrangements

Employer or Party City, State Status and Terms Date
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research New York, New York 401(k). I will continue to retain this 401(k) plan. The plan sponsor will not make further contributions after my separation. Sept. 16, 2011
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research New York, New York 403 (b) Deferred Annuity Plan. I will continue to retain this 403 (b) plan. The plan sponsor will not make further contributions after my separation. Sept. 16, 2011

Liabilities

Creditor Name Creditor Type Amount Rate Year Incurred
HSBC Mortgage on Personal Residence $1,000,001 - $5,000,000 1.9 2013

Spouse's Employment Assets

Description Value Income Type Income Amount
Gerson Lehrman (Consulting) consulting fees
Great Plains Communications (MarketWatch (Dow Jones) Columns, 2015-2017 Compensation of $300 per column “A Healthier Russia Is In The U.S.’s Best Interest,” MarketWatch.com, January 5, 2015 “Keystone XL And Two Other Things That Won’t Happen In 2015,” MarketWatch.com, January 9, 2015 “Obama’s Joke Of A Tax Plan Only Fuels Class Warfare,” MarketWatch.com, January 9, 2015 “Why Not Marco Rubio For President In 2016?” MarketWatch.com, January 23, 2015 “McDonald’s, Already Struggling, Now Has To Fight The Government,” MarketWatch.com, January 30, 2015 “Here Are Five Obama Tax Proposals That Make No Sense,” MarketWatch.com, February 3, 2015 “With Staples, Obama Once Again Interferes With The Private Sector,” MarketWatch.com, February 12, 2015 “Millions Of Americans In Danger Of Losing Key Obamacare Tax Subsidy,” MarketWatch.com, February 20, 2015 “Republicans Get A New Power Broker In Washington,” MarketWatch.com, February 27, 2015 “The Real Scandal Is The U.S.’S Embrace Of Iran,” MarketWatch.com, March 3, 2015 “Labor Unions Just Lost Even More Power,” MarketWatch.com, March 10, 2015 “Republicans Want A Better Life For You That Democrats Can’t Stand,” MarketWatch.com, March 19, 2015 “Cruz’s Gamble As The Only True Conservative May Pay Off,” MarketWatch.com, March 24, 2015 “Here’s What An Almost Perfect Tax-Reform Plan Looks Like,” MarketWatch.com, March 31, 2015 “Hysterical Reaction To Indiana Law Is Destructive To Our System Of Government,” MarketWatch.com, April 1, 2015 “Feminists Overreach With Equal Pay Day,” MarketWatch.com, April 13, 2015 “‘Popular Economics’ Contains Inconvenient Truths For Liberals,” MarketWatch.com, April 15, 2015 “New Congress Breaks Into Action With Smart Bills,” MarketWatch.com, April 17, 2015 “Trade Agreement Will Accomplish Nothing If Ports Aren’t Open,” MarketWatch.com, April 28, 2015 “3 Reasons Democrats Should Find Someone Other Than Hillary,” MarketWatch.com, May 6, 2015 ) consulting fees
Hudson Institute (Think tank) Compensation for research
Quinn Emmanuel (Consulting) (Tax Notes Columns, 2015-2017 ($750 compensation per column) “Turn the United States Into a Tax Haven,” Tax Notes, January 26, 2015 “A Supreme Solution: The Health Checks Option,” Tax Notes, February 23, 2015 “Congress Tackles the Weird World of Washington Budgeting,” Tax Notes, March 23, 2015 “The Economic Benefits of Tax Integration,” Tax Notes, April 20, 2015 “Washington Is Betraying America's Young,” Tax Notes, May 18, 2015 “The Affordable Care Act Is Unaffordable for the Young,” Tax Notes, June 15, 2015 “IRS Ramps Up Obamacare Employer Penalties,” Tax Notes, July 13, 2015 “When Is a Contractor Not a Contractor?” Tax Notes, September 14, 2015 “Tax Carried Interest as Capital Gains,” Tax Notes, October 19, 2015 “Bipartisan Budget Act Increases Burden on Millennials,” Tax Notes, November 9, 2015 “Why ISIS Laughs at the West,” Tax Notes, December 14, 2015 “Resist the Seductive VAT,” Tax Notes, January 18, 2016 “Bernie Sanders's Robin Hood Tax Plan,” Tax Notes, February 15, 2016 “Double Taxation for Passengers Under the FAA Reauthorization Bill,” Tax Notes, March 14, 2016 “New York's Suicidal Attempted Takeover of Capital Gains Taxation,” Tax Notes, April 18, 2016 “A New Approach to Solving Illinois's Pension Crisis,” Tax Notes, May 16, 2016 “Taxing E-Cigarettes Is Counterproductive,” Tax Notes, June 13, 2016 “Administration Exceeds Its Power With New Inversion Regs,” Tax Notes, August 15, 2016 “Ryan's Corporate Plan Reverses Tax Code's Trade Bias,” Tax Notes, September 19, 2016 “The Tax Code's Treatment of Real Estate,” Tax Notes, October 24, 2016 “Inequality No Excuse for Delaying Tax Reform,” Tax Notes, November 14, 2016 “The Potential for Stronger U.S. Growth Under President Trump,” Tax Notes, January 16, 2017 “A Carbon Tax Is Still a Terrible Idea,” Tax Notes, February 20, 2017) consulting fees
Chadbourne and Park (Law firm) consulting fees
Lerman Senter (Law Firm) consulting fees
Glen Echo Group - Consulting services (Honorarium deposited on April 25, 2016. This is one honorarium for $5000 for writing a paper on solutions to the Illinois pension crisis. The paper was written over a period of time, September 2015 to April 2016, hence the months. The full reference is “Empowering Illinois’ Pension Reform,” in Joseph Tabor, ed., An Illinois Constitution for the 21st Century, Illinois Policy Institute, 2017.) consulting fees
Greenberg Traurig (Law firm) consulting fees
Facebook consulting fees
Globalstar consulting fees
The Analysis Group consulting fees
Guidepoint Global (Consulting firm) consulting fees
Brooklyn Law School salary
Ligado (Telecommunications firm) (For Regulatory Transparency Working Group. Check deposited September 27, 2016.) consulting fees
The Word Network (Cable network) consulting fees
Fox News consulting fees
Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (Cable channel) consulting fees
IRA #1
Vanguard 500 Index Fund Traditional IRA $100,001 - $250,000 $2,501 - $5,000
IRA # 2
Vanguard Extended Market Index Regular IRA $500,001 - $1,000,000 $5,001 - $15,000
IRA #3
Vanguard Small Cap Index Fund SEP $250,001 - $500,000 $5,001 - $15,000
IRA #4
Vanguard 500 Index Fund SEP $500,001 - $1,000,000 $15,001 - $50,000
IRA #5
Fidelity Fund IRA $100,001 - $250,000 $15,001 - $50,000
CREF Stock $100,001 - $250,000 $15,001 - $50,000
George Mason University - 2/26/2016 Honorarium $350
"A Tough Act to Follow?: The Telecommunications Act of 1996 and the Separation of Powers Failure," Aei Press (value not readily ascertainable) None (or less than $201)
"International Trade in Computer Software," Praeger (value not readily ascertainable) None (or less than $201)
"Cable TV: Regulation or Competition?," Brookings Institution Press; 1st ed. (value not readily ascertainable) None (or less than $201)
"Economics of a Disaster," Quorum Books (value not readily ascertainable) None (or less than $201)

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