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Issue BriefOct 16, 2017 - 4:00pm

Tax Reform and Economic Growth

Comprehensive tax reform rests foremost on two pillars: middle class tax cuts and reforms to induce stronger economic growth. Even if the reported estimates are high by a factor of 2, they still suggest about a 5 percentage increase in GDP from reform conforming to the essentials of the framework.

Issue BriefSep 29, 2017 - 9:00am

Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards

The National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone is an outdoor air regulation established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Clean Air Act. Ground-level ozone is a gas that occurs both naturally and forms due to chemical reactions between nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds, which are emitted from industrial facilities, power plants, vehicle exhaust, and chemical solvents.

Issue BriefAug 18, 2017 - 2:15pm

Strengthen the World Trade Organization

 Despite a number of challenges, the U.S. business community continues to regard the WTO as indispensable. The global rules-based trading system it embodies has benefited the United States and the entire world. Eight successful multilateral negotiating rounds have helped increase world trade from $58 billion in 1948 to well above $20 trillion today.

Issue BriefAug 15, 2017 - 9:00pm

Foster Development through Trade and Aid

 With most of the world’s population and economic growth squarely centered in the developing world, U.S. companies are increasingly reliant on emerging economies. In fact, over half of U.S. exports now go to developing countries.  Accordingly, the U.S.

Issue BriefAug 15, 2017 - 9:00pm

Advance Trade Facilitation

 Around the globe, trade facilitation is increasingly seen as a top priority.

Issue BriefAug 15, 2017 - 9:00pm

Adopt Talent-Oriented Immigration Policies

 Faced with fierce international competition to devise the products and services of tomorrow, companies are constantly seeking access to workers with cutting-edge skills. While many of the world’s top scientists, researchers, and engineers are U.S.

Issue BriefAug 15, 2017 - 9:00pm

Oppose Unilateral Economic Sanctions

 During the past few decades, Congress and the executive branch have repeatedly imposed unilateral economic sanctions on a variety of countries in the pursuit of foreign policy goals. With so few positive results—and so many unintended consequences—it’s time for a fresh look at U.S.

Issue BriefAug 15, 2017 - 8:45pm

Help Small Businesses to Export

 America’s small business owners are hailed as heroes of free enterprise, not least because they generate two-thirds all new U.S. jobs.