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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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Capital Formation Forum with Jason Furman

Jason Furman, Chairman of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers headlined ACCF’s April Capital Formation Forum.  Representatives from Washington’s business community gathered for a roundtable discussion on broad economic policy issues facing the country including Energy & Climate Change, Tax Reform, Job Growth, Immigration, Entitlements and the Federal Debt.

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Economic Policy Evening: Economics, Energy, Trade and Tax Policy.

On February 26th, the ACCF hosted an Economic Policy Evening on the topic: The 113th Congress, Second Session: Economics, Energy, Trade and Tax Policy. Congressional attendees included Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) and Representatives Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Pete Gallego (D-TX), Jim Himes (D-CT) and David B. McKinley (R-WV). Media attendees included Jennifer A. Dlouhy, Energy Reporter, […]

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Economic Policy Evening: Challenges & Opportunities Facing America’s Food and Beverage Industry

On February 11th, the ACCF hosted a special Economic Policy Evening to discuss a broad range of political, tax and economic issues, including many specific to the food and beverage industry.  Tax reform, immigration, GMOs were among the diverse topics covered. Congressional attendees included Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Representatives Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Pete Gallego […]