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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 Forum with Chairman Ryan

On January 28th, House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan addressed an ACCF Capital Formation Forum on tax reform and the 114th Congress.  Chairman Ryan will be a central figure in writing the next chapter of the U.S. tax code.  As a frequent guest of past ACCF events, he has named tax reform among […]

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January ACCF Forum with EIA Administrator Sieminski

On January 22nd, EIA Administrator Adam Sieminski kicked off the first ACCF Capital Formation Forum for 2015.  Leaders from Washington’s energy industry gathered to hear his views on a broad array of topics impacting the U.S. energy landscape including LNG and crude exports and 2015 market outlook.   Sieminski also extensively addressed current low oil […]

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December 2014 Economic Policy Evening

The ACCF concluded its 2014 Economic Policy Evening series with a lively discussion on lessons from the lame duck congressional session and a look ahead to 2015. Congressional attendees ranged from Tea Party conservatives to Progressive Democrats and all points in between.  They included members from key congressional committees including the House Financial Services Committee, […]