Beth Bell serves as Policy Director and Tax Counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship in the office of Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD). In that role, she serves as the Senator’s principal policy advisor and counsel on taxation, retirement, international trade, small business, and monetary policy. Prior to public service, Beth was an associate at Covington and Burling LLP in the firm’s tax and government affairs practice groups. At Covington, she worked on a broad range of international, corporate, and individual tax advisory and controversy issues, along with legislative work on pension reform, state and federal tax reform, and patent reform. From 2004 to 2006, Beth was a research assistant at the Urban Institute and the Tax Policy Center, where she focused on tax reform and tax policy, budget policy, and asset building for low-income families.