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Washington’s Last Salon on Trump-o-nomics (3/1/17)

The American Council for Capital Formation held its first economic policy salon of the Trump era on March 1, 2017.

Panel Discussion: Public Policy Issues Facing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the independent regulatory agency responsible for regulating interstate pipelines, hydropower, transmission lines, and the sale of electricity is facing a number of challenges, including the power sector's rapid shift from coal to natural gas and, increasingly, to renewable energy sources. The American Council for Capital Formation Center for Policy Research recently hosted a conversation with former FERC commissioners Philip Moeller and James Hoecker on these and other public policy issues facing the Commission. The event was moderated by Glen Boshart of SNL Global.

Introducing The Capital Corner Cartoon

The illustrated ACCF.

ACCF is proud to announce a new feature from syndicated cartoonist Ken Catalino. Starting this week, the Capital Corner Cartoon will add a little color and - we hope - a little pointed humor to our coverage of current events.

ACCF Forum with Ways & Means Chairman Kevin Brady

On February 14, the American Council for Capital Formation hosted a forum on tax reform with U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX). Chairman Brady shared his perspective on the upcoming debate over tax reform before a capacity crowd of Washington business and trade association leaders, nonprofit groups and the media.

U.S. Conservatives Unveil Plan to Fight Climate Change

Published in National Geographic

“It’s good that people are trying to figure out a market-based approach, but on the political side… it’s pure fantasy,” says George David Banks, the executive vice president of the American Council for Capital Formation, a pro-business think tank. “Let’s just put aside the toxicity of a tax: what Republicans would need is taking away the EPA’s regulatory authority over greenhouse gases,” he adds. “Democrats won’t even go there.”

ACCF Panel: Weighing Implications of a Border Tax Adjustment

On February 8, The American Council for Capital Formation Center for Policy Research hosted a forum on “Understanding the Potential Impacts of Border Tax...

February 8 Panel Discussion: Understanding Potential Impacts of Border Tax Adjustments

The American Council for Capital Formation Center for Policy Research will host a forum on “Understanding the Potential Impacts of Border Tax Adjustments” to explore the theoretical aspects and potential economic impact of increased taxes on imports, as well as a look at how the potential real world implications could work for different industries.

ACCF Supports Congressional Review of “Midnight Regulations”

The American Council for Capital Formation today joined more than 50 other organizations on a coalition letter led by Americans for Prosperity in support of Congress' use of the Congressional Review Act on several controversial "midnight regulations" promulgated by the Obama administration on their way out the door.

Backers of HFC pact drop climate angle, cast Kigali as a trade boost

Published in Politico

"From a public messaging perspective, for the sake of the broader coalition, this a strategic trade initiative to advance U.S. competitiveness to help capture global market share, to help shut out the Chinese, and that provides environmental and climate co-benefits as well as co-benefits for economic development," said Dave Banks, executive vice president at American Council for Capital Formation, a nonpartisan group that aims to be a liaison between government and the business community.

Regs changeable, maybe

Published in Petroleum News

Tim Doyle, vice president for policy and general counsel to the American Council of Capital Formation, a business-orientated Washington think-tank, presented a sober assessment of prospects at the Alaska Support Industry Alliance’s annual “Meet Alaska” conference in Anchorage Jan. 13.

Climate change a bull’s-eye in the era of all-Republican rule

Published in E&E News

Dave Banks said he believes Trump could eventually focus on technological innovations like carbon capture and sequestration. Bush did something similar in his second term by promoting hydrogen cars, biofuels and energy efficiency. And Tillerson might be the leading voice in the administration, Banks said. The oilman accepts basic climate science, making him stand out among Trump and his other nominees.

ACCF Scholar: Recovery through tax reform

Published in National Review

With apologies to Ronald Reagan, next year is teed up to be the biggest supply-side-policy year in American history. The expected changes are too numerous to list, but the most economically consequential will be tax reform.

Oxford Professor Robert Hahn Joins ACCF Center for Policy Research Board of Scholars

“I’m pleased to join ACCF’s board of scholars and have a voice in its mission to promote capital formation,” Hahn said.

ACCF Center for Policy Research Roundtable on Regulatory Improvement

On Nov. 16, the American Council for Capital Formation Center for Policy Research hosted a Capitol Hill roundtable discussion in the Senate Dirksen Office Building on “Improving the Federal Regulatory System: Promoting Transparency, Accountability, and Scientific Integrity.”

New Survey: Vast Majority of Environmentalists Want RFS Corn Ethanol Mandates Reduced

With Incoming Trump Administration, Reforms to Ethanol Mandates Could Provide Early, Bipartisan Win
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BBC: Bloomfield on Trump Transition

Published in BBC World News

On BBC World News, ACCF President & CEO Mark Bloomfield discusses the intricate details of the presidential transition process.