The American Council for Capital Formation held its first economic policy salon of the Trump era on March 1, 2017.
The evening, hosted by ACCF President and CEO Mark Bloomfield, brought together a bipartisan and bicameral group of members of Congress with senior journalists and representatives of industry for a lively discussion on the economic policies of President Donald Trump.
The lively discussion centered on President Trump’s promise to do “big and bold and daring things for our country,” including his plan to rebuild America with a $1 trillion investment in infrastructure, including new roads, bridges, tunnels, airports, and railways, to spark job creation and domestic spending. The group also discussed Trump’s vow to repeal job-crushing regulations and to take a new approach to international trade. Debate also ensued on how best to overhaul our outdated and cumbersome tax system.
Members of Congress attending the evening included Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Representatives Bill Johnson (R-OH), Gregory Meeks, (D-NY), Gwen Moore (D-WI) and Peter Welch (D-VT).
Members of the media included Paul Beckett, Washington Bureau Chief, Wall Street Journal; Brad Blakeman , Contributor to Fox, Fox Business and The Hill; Jonathan Capehart, Editorial Board, The Washington Post; John Harwood, Chief Washington Correspondent for CNBC and a political writer for The New York Times; Greg Ip, Chief Economics Commentator, Wall Street Journal and Sylvan Lane, Finance Reporter, The Hill.