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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.

ACCF Conversations with Economic Policy Advisors to Clinton and Trump Presidential Campaigns

As a centerpiece of its 2016 Election Project, the ACCF hosted economic advisors to both of the major presidential campaigns along with business leaders, foreign diplomats and leading journalists.

Cash pool issues still abound under Treasury’s final debt-equity tax regs

Published in The Hill

“The regulations turned the debt-equity world on its head in an attempt to address a perceived inversion problem...”

September 2016 Economic Policy Evening

Mark Bloomfield and the American Council for Capital Formation hosted its 225th economic policy salon dinner on Tuesday night, Sept. 27 on the theme...

E&E: Trump seeks ‘practical environmentalism’ in EPA chief

A longtime business associate of Donald Trump has two words for what the 2016 Republican presidential nominee wants in a U.S. EPA administrator.

ACCF Addresses Regulatory Improvement at NCSL

At the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Annual Meeting in Chicago, ACCF Vice President of Policy and General Counsel Tim Doyle participated in a...

Climate is a top campaign issue. Just don’t say ‘Clean Power Plan’

Published in E&E News

George “David” Banks, a former climate adviser under President George W. Bush, said the Clean Power Plan is “probably too much in the weeds.” He said Republicans will be more successful with anecdotes about how government red tape is hurting American businesses and families.

July 2016 Economic Policy Evening

The ACCF devoted its July 2016 salon to a robust discussion on the topic The Implications of Brexit for US Politics and Economic Policy....