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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.

Look to Latinos to drive US economic growth

Published in The Hill

The one thing President Trump, Democrats, the chattering class and, most importantly, the American public can agree upon is the need for higher U.S. economic growth. An analysis from June 28, Latino GDP Report, highlights the Latino contribution to the U.S. economy. It provides helpful insight to our country’s challenge of creating greater economic growth.

How the New Russia Sanctions Bill Could Cost U.S. Jobs

Published in Fortune

While there may be no such thing as a perfect sanction, surely Congress can do better. No one votes for a representative to go to Washington in order to approve an obviously job-killing measure such as this.

ACCF President Mark Bloomfield weighs in on Trump Tax Plan

Mark Bloomfield shares his perspective on President Trump's proposed plan for tax reform. He compares it to tax reform efforts during the Reagan era where he served as Secretary of the President-Elect's Transition Task Force on Tax Policy.

Need Revenue? Try Slashing the Capital Gains Tax Rate

In the debate over tax reform, the biggest challenge is always how to raise enough revenue to offset proposed tax cuts. Yet there is a relatively simple and painless way to maintain the federal coffers: Restore long-term capital-gains tax rates to the levels in place before President Obama took office. A reduction in this tax could generate significant additional revenue.

Too early to get combative in tax reform debate

Published in The Hill

Stakeholders on all sides of this debate would do well to dial back the intensity and acrimony, and to instead engage in a more collaborative manner in hopes of ensuring that the package produced by the House GOP is as good as it can be. Let's work together to avoid blowing up this year's tax reform push before it's off the ground.

3 reasons we’ll get tax reform in 2017

Published in The Hill

ACCF President & CEO Mark Bloomfield lays out his three reasons we'll get tax reform in 2017.

ACCF Encourages U.S. House to Support Energy Bill and Improvement of LNG Project Review

ACCF President and CEO Mark Bloomfield issued a letter to House Republicans encouraging them to support passage of the energy bill and language to improve DOE’s process for reviewing LNG export projects.

American University Kogod Business School: ACCF on “Best Ideas to Grow the Economy”

“Best Ideas to Grow the Economy,” 50 recommendations from Fortune 500 CEOs, small business owners, startup founders, state and local government officials and thought leaders from across the country.

What Will Really Fix America’s Unfair Tax System

Published in Fortune

A lower, fairer, uniformly applied rate will spur growth, and encourage American investment right here at home. No better way to discourage corporate inversions.

4 surprises for tax day

As the deadline to file federal (and many state) taxes approaches, here are four surprises to consider:

This Is the Fairest Way to Tax America

Published in Fortune

There’s a better way beyond taxing workers’ paychecks.

Letter: ACCF Applauds Senate Regulations Caucus

It’s time to rein in the federal regulatory bureaucracy, so that U.S. businesses can grow, invest, innovate, create jobs, and compete globally. The ACCF looks forward to working with the Senate Regulations Caucus to achieve these important goals. In particular, we stand ready to act as a key resource in this critical effort.