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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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December 2015 Economic Policy Evening

The ACCF hosted its final Economic Policy Evening of 2015 with an impressive, diverse representation of Congress and leading journalists from Washington’s press corps. Discussions ranged from economic and tax policy to trade and energy, all against the backdrop of the upcoming 2016 election. Members of Congress included Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Thom Tillis […]

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ACCF Panel Discussion Focuses on Need to Modernize Energy Policy

WASHINGTON — More than 40 thought-leaders and Hill staff filled the historic Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building on Tuesday morning for an hour-long discussion on U.S. energy policy, which concentrated mostly on the decades-long ban on exporting domestic crude oil. Hosted by the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF), the policy […]

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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 […]