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How to Shape U.S. Infrastructure Policy

This special report first looks at the reasons for infrastructure investment and then sets the stage for steps that are crucial for successful infrastructure projects. Particular attention is paid to ways to use existing funds more effectively and to increase participation by the private sector. The paper concludes with alternative methods for financing and funding the country’s much needed infrastructure.

New York’s Pensions Should Focus On Financial Returns — Not Politics

Published in Investors' Business Daily

The recent push by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Comptroller Scott Stringer to divest the city's pensions from fossil fuels is playing politics with retiree savings at a time when they can least afford it.

We can’t ‘reclaim our building heritage’ without cutting red tape

Published in The Hill

Overly burdensome red tape should never be a major factor in determining a project’s successful beginning.

At Davos, Trump can ensure ‘American First’ isn’t ‘America Alone’

Published in The Hill When German professor Klaus Schwab organized a meeting of European business leaders to discuss global management practices in Davos 47 years...

Prioritize trade, infrastructure to bolster tax reform gains

American businesses, big and small, started the New Year with renewed hope after long-awaited comprehensive tax reform became a reality in the final days...

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...

A Conversation with CEA Chairman Kevin Hassett

On December 7, the ACCF hosted President Trump's Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Kevin Hassett for an in-depth conversation on tax reform.

Regulatory Improvements to Ensure Process Certainty: Ten Impactful Ideas

This paper is a result of a November 16, 2016 bipartisan roundtable discussion identifying ten specific issues and beginning the dialogue on finding solutions.

Economic Policy Evening with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

On December 6, the ACCF hosted the Honorable Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency at a special Economic Policy Evening for a discussion on EPA's Agenda Today.

ACCF Scholars: How Tax Reform Will Lift the Economy

In a November 25 letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, ACCF Scholars including Michael Boskin, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Glenn Hubbard, Harvey Rosen, and John Taylor joined several other leading economists to make the case that the Republican tax reform bills could boost GDP 3% to 4% long term by reducing the cost of capital.

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%.

ACCF Senior Fellow Drew Bond on ITIF Clean Energy Panel

Drew Bond participated as a panelist at an ITIF discussion of the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) and its versatile role in clean energy innovation.

ACCF Applauds Pro-Growth Tax Reform Bill

Statement from the American Council for Capital Formation on the unveiling of House Republican tax reform legislation.

Congress must come to terms on climate change regulation

What has become abundantly clear is that there is widespread disagreement in Congress, the Supreme Court and now two successive administrations in how to address climate change. Given its global impact, these types of monumental decisions need to be made in the halls of Congress as the elected body to identify, discuss and act as representatives of the people.

US NAFTA stance makes for good TV but bad policy

The administration is pushing for tax reform in order to grow the U.S. economy, create jobs and increase wages. Advocating a destructive trade agenda could negate what could be achieved through tax reform by decreasing the anticipated economic growth and eating away the impact of the wage increase by increasing costs for consumers.

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...