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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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ACCF/NAN Energy Panel at Congressional Black Caucus Conference

The National Association of Neighborhoods and the American Council for Capital Formation held a panel discussion today at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference which examined both the challenges and opportunities in the nation’s energy landscape. The discussion primarily centered on the outdated ban on crude oil exports and how that policy prevents the […]

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July Economic Policy Evening

At the July 2015 Economic Policy Evening, the ACCF continued discussions of front burner issues impacting tax, economic, energy and regulatory policies. Attendees included The Honorable Tom Ridge, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and Governor of Pennsylvania.  Members of Congress included Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD) and Representatives Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Bill Johnson (R-OH), Kurt […]

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ACCF Hosts Bipartisan Diplomatic Briefing on U.S. INDC

Diplomats representing more than 20 countries including China, Russia, Japan, France, South Korea, Peru and Brazil gathered for an ACCF briefing on key economic, legal, and political issues related to the U.S. Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC). The Obama Administration recently pledged that the United States would slash its net greenhouse gas emissions by 26 to […]