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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

Margo Thorning and Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) shadow
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, […]

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Senator Hatch headlines December ACCF Forum

At its December 2nd Capital Formation Forum, the ACCF welcomed back Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Ranking Member and soon to be Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance. During his introduction, ACCF President Mark Bloomfield thanked Senator Hatch for his commitment to pro-growth tax and economic policy and reminded him of the ACCF’s collaboration on […]

(L to R) Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) and Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL) shadow
November 2014 Economic Policy Evening

In the first gathering since the eventful 2014 mid-term election, bipartisan Members of Congress joined members of the media and Washington’s business community for a discussion on the lame duck session and what to expect in the new political dynamic of an evenly divided government. Pictured above are Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) and Rep. Daniel […]