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Mark A. Bloomfield

Mark A. Bloomfield
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For more than four decades, Mark has been a leading advocate in Washington for pro-growth approaches to U.S. economic policy, in particular, tax, energy, environmental, regulatory, and trade issues. He has appeared on numerous TV networks and major news outlets and serves as a regular contributor for Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank and The Hill newspaper. Mark also hosts the renowned ACCF Economic Policy Evenings — monthly intimate dinner gatherings of Members of Congress, journalists, and business leaders to discuss politics and economic policy in an off-the-record, no holds-barred setting setting that has been called “Washington’s Last Salon.” Mark has testified before the U.S. Congress, corporate boards, and civic groups. He has also contributed to six books on tax and economic policy.

ACCF Applauds Establishment of U.S. Nuclear Fuel Working Group

The ACCF joins business community leaders, former public officials, and members of the foreign policy and national security communities in applauding President Trump's establishment of the United States Nuclear Fuel Working Group.

The Evergreen State and the soul of the Democratic Party

Washington’s 6th and 7th districts are a snapshot of a divided party. With now more than 20 contenders in the presidential primary, the one that can find a way to appeal to both may have the key to victory in 2020.

In Memoriam: The ACCF Remembers Alice Rivlin

Statement by ACCF President and CEO Mark Bloomfield: “It’s with great sadness that we bid farewell to Alice Rivlin, former OMB Director and Senior Fellow...

Mark Bloomfield on ARD TV

On April 14th, ACCF President and CEO Mark Bloomfield was interviewed by Weltspiegel, the flagship news program on ARD TV, the largest public broadcaster in...

In Memoriam: ACCF Board of Advisors Member Fred Malek

The ACCF bids farewell to ACCF Board of Advisors Member Fred Malek.

Tough Russia Sanctions Could Backfire on the U.S.

DASKAA’s sledgehammer approach could cripple American business more than the Russian government can, leaving domestic U.S. firms to pay the price for Russian offenses. Through a targeted approach like the one proposed in the CDRA, domestic businesses and international markets will not be collateral damage in the fight against election meddling.

ACCF on Tariffs and Cohn Resignation

"Numb" is how ACCF President and CEO Mark Bloomfield describes Washington's reaction to the resignation of National Economic Council director Gary Cohn. He also offers his political take on President Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum.

Fox Business: Bloomfield on President Trump and Davos

On Fox Business FBNam, ACCF President and CEO Mark Bloomfield weighs in on President Trump's trip to Davos, the message of "America is Open for Business" and what it means to be a Pro-Business Populist.

In the Wake of Tax Reform, Is a Consumption Tax Down the Road?

At the American Council for Capital Formation, Bloomfield has been organizing salons for years in the hope that they can serve as vehicles for fomenting policy change and bipartisanship. Since 1982, he’s been assembling four members of Congress, four journalists, and eight business people for honest, off-the-record dinner discussions. “What I pride myself on doing here is bringing people from diverse groups together,” he said.

Fox Business: Mark Bloomfield on State of Markets in Early 2018

On Fox Business FBNam Mark Bloomfield discusses the state of the markets in early 2018 and the early impacts of tax reform. Watch the latest...

Fox Business News: Tax Reform

On Fox Business Network's Intelligence Report with Trish Regan, Mark Bloomfield discusses how to resolve the SALT deduction dilemma with a proposed cut in the capital gains tax.

Will Republicans Raise Capital Gains Taxes?

To improve an otherwise good tax plan and avoid raising the burden on capital gains, Congress should reduce the top federal rate to the pre-Obama level, 15%.

CNBC Closing Bell: Mark Bloomfield on Tax Reform

ACCF President and CEO Mark Bloomfield joins President Obama's former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Austan Goolsbee for a discussion on the...

The bumpy road to tax reform is still driveable

The sure footing that American businesses so desperately need to form capital and generate growth requires a long game and an enduring vision by our nation's leaders. That won’t happen unless Congress comes together first to pass a budget.

The bumpy road to tax reform is still driveable

Published in The Hill

The sure footing that American businesses so desperately need to form capital and generate growth requires a long game and an enduring vision by our nation's leaders. That won’t happen unless Congress comes together first to pass a budget. It is critical that lawmakers discharge their duty and get that job done quickly.

Pensions Leaving Workers Behind By Focusing On Messaging, Politics

Published in Investor's Business Daily

Individual investors have the right to do whatever they please with their investments, but CII's members have a duty to deliver. If — or perhaps we should say when — they don't provide the funds that retirees expect, taxpayers will be the ones picking up the tab.