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Issue BriefJan 17, 2018 - 3:30pm

Modernizing America's Infrastructure Requires Streamlining the Permitting Process

This issue brief examines the tight correlation between modernizing America's infrastructure and streamlining the permitting process.

Issue BriefJan 01, 2018 - 9:00am

Protect Labor Law’s Balance between Workers’ and Employers’ Rights

The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) established a careful balance between workers’ and employers’ rights. Unfortunately, new legislation, the so-called “WAGE Act,” would undermine...

Issue BriefNov 13, 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 BriefNov 01, 2017 - 6:00pm

Brexit: Deal or No Deal? Business Stresses Need for Negotiated Agreement

The U.S.-UK Business Council believes that a mutually-agreeable outcome is strongly in the interests of both the United Kingdom and the European Union, and that a disorderly "no deal" Brexit must be avoided.

Issue BriefOct 19, 2017 - 2:00pm

Climate Change

Climate change is a serious challenge that needs to be addressed through thoughtful policies that will have a meaningful impact. The best solutions are going to come from the private sector—or the private sector working together with government.

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 BriefAug 18, 2017 - 2:15pm

Strengthen the World Trade Organization

Despite a number of challenges, the U.S. business community continues to regard the global rules-based trading system embodied by the WTO as indispensable. 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

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.