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Policy Areas

Economic Policy

For three decades the ACCF and its research affiliate, the ACCF Center for Policy Research, have brought the message to U.S. and international policymakers, the media, and the public that a nation’s strength and stability depend upon well-thought-out economic, regulatory, and environmental policies to promote capital formation, economic growth, and a higher standard of living for all.

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Energy & Climate Change Policy

ACCF is an internationally recognized economic authority on energy and environmental policy issues. Because energy use and economic growth go hand in hand, policymakers should develop a flexible, long-term approach to reducing the growth of greenhouse gases. This requires a global effort based on technological innovation and technology transfer to developing countries where greenhouse gas emissions growth is most rapid.

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Tax Policy

In 1978, ACCF was instrumental in helping turn a looming hike on the capital gains tax into a dramatic tax cut. Today, nearly thirty-five years later, ACCF continues to provide expert research and a bipartisan effort to maintain low rates on capital gains taxes ensuring robust job growth for a recovering economy.

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Capital Gains Policy

The ACCF has been a leading advocate of sound economic policies to promote sustained economic growth, job creation, and international competitiveness. With its bipartisan approach, the breadth and diversity of its support in the business community and long experience working with policymakers and the media, the ACCF has been instrumental in focusing attention on the need for economic policies to enhance capital formation.

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Scenes from Recent News & Events

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ACCF/Platts Co-Host Energy Roundtable

As part of the IMF/World Bank annual meeting, the ACCF co-hosted a roundtable event with Platts, a division of McGraw Hill Financial, to discuss key public policy issues surrounding energy today. Energy industry leaders joined officials from Department of Energy, Council on Foreign Affairs and the media for the event. Topics included the U.S. energy […]

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July 2014 Economic Policy Evening

On July 29th, the ACCF continued its ongoing dialogue on the 113th Congress, Second Session: Economics, Energy, Trade and Tax Policy. His Excellency Žygimantas Pavilionis. Ph.D., Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania to the United States of America was a special guest at the event. Congressional attendees included Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) and Representatives Andy Barr […]

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June 2014 Economic Policy Evening

On June 24th, the ACCF continued its ongoing dialogue on the 113th Congress, Second Session: Economics, Energy, Trade and Tax Policy. Congressional attendees included Senator Angus King (I-ME) and Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Bill Flores (R-TX), Hank Johnson (D-GA), Scott Peters (D-CA),  Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Timothy “Tim” L. Walberg (R-MI). Media attendees included Kevin […]