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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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Scenes from Recent News & Events

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May 2016 Economic Policy Evening

The ACCF devoted its May 2016 salon to the discussion of Presidential Candidates, Populism & US Economic Policy. This was also the unofficial launch of ACCF’s 2016 Election Project which is co-chaired by Tom Ridge, former Republican Governor of Pennsylvania and Secretary of Homeland Security Representative; Jim Jones, former Democratic Chairman of the House Budget […]

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Tax Day Forum with Ways & Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX)

On April 15th, 2016, the ACCF hosted House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) for a discussion with Washington business leaders on The State of Tax Reform. ACCF President & CEO Mark Bloomfield met one on one with the Chairman to discuss several critical questions related to tax policy and asked what the […]

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ACCF Forum with Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL)

The American Council for Capital Formation hosted its first Capital Formation Forum to kick off its 2016 Presidential Election Project in a provocative dialogue with Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL). A wave of populism has swept the electorate and has given rise to Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders that is rattling the Washington establishment. Why is it […]