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    Put America back on a growth path with energy exports

    Reports of a U.S. economic slowdown have added a real sense of urgency to major free-trade initiatives, ranging from President Obama’s signature 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership to boosting exports of domestic crude oil and natural gas. Policymakers have a hugely important task facing them at this pivotal moment. They must find a way to reignite growth […]

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    What’s Behind Ron Wyden’s Bipartisanship

    Mark Bloomfield in WSJ’s Think Tank: Amid Washington’s usual gridlock, there are occasional moments of bipartisanship, such as when Sen. Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) recently joined with Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) to introduce Trade Promotion Authority legislation.

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    A Bipartisan Breakthrough on Trade

    Washington, D.C., witnessed a rare but welcome event this week when Republican leaders decided to back President Obama’s request for “fast track” trade authority. This would establish negotiating guidelines for the president and guarantee him an up-or-down vote in Congress on any trade deal he signed. This in no way means that the fight is […]

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    Radio America: Thorning on Crude Oil Exports

    Dr. Margo Thorning discusses crude oil exports on Radio America’s “Made in America”

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    Tax, Trade and Regulatory Reforms Key to Reversing U.S. Capital Investment Slide

     Washington —Capital investment fell in the first quarter of 2015, continuing the trend in weak capital spending that began in the recession of 2007. A new report sponsored by the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) and completed by The Aspen Institute program on Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century and the MAPI Foundation explores […]

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    ACCF Supports America COMPETES Reauthorization

    R&D Investment Critical to Economic Growth and International Competitiveness Washington — The American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) praised House Science, Space and Technology Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) for his introduction of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015 (HR 1806). The COMPETES bill provides for technological innovation through the prioritization of Federal investment in […]

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    ACCF Supports Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015

    “Time to Show the World that the U.S. Stands Behind Free Trade Principles and is Ready to Work with Our Allies”  Washington, DC – The American Council for Capital Formation applauded a rare bipartisan legislative breakthrough this week as Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and House Ways and […]

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    U.S. INDC to United Nations Raises Many Questions; U.S. CO2 Reductions Should Be Based on Cost/Benefit Analysis

    Washington, DC – The U.S. Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) raises many questions related to international commitments and concerns over the impact on the U.S. economy. Cost/benefit analysis should guide any policy related to climate change., according to American Council for American Council for Capital […]

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