Expanding Opportunity

Often, under the guise of helping people, politicians and bureaucrats have erected countless barriers that prevent people—especially the least fortunate—from pursuing and achieving their dreams.

The examples are almost endless. These include:

  • an education system that fails to prepare students for participation in the 21st century global economy
  • a criminal justice system that disproportionately affects the poor and minorities
  • poverty-inducing regulations that prevent people from starting businesses or getting good jobs, and
  • a broken tax code that impedes growth

These and other barriers often trap entire communities in generational poverty and dependency. Breaking down these barriers should be one of policymakers' top priorities.

Jan 04, 2017

Congress Can Place Vital Check on Harmful Government Regulations

Arlington, VA — The 115th Congress is considering two measures this week that will place an important check on executive overreach and reassert Congress’ constitutional role in the rulemaking process. Both the Midnight…

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Dec 14, 2016

The End of Tax Extenders Puts Tax Reform in Reach

It’s a holiday tradition in Washington, D.C.: Unaccountable lawmakers traditionally use year-end spending bills to attach provisions for special-interest giveaways, pork projects, corporate welfare and higher spending – all…

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Dec 13, 2016

In Case You Missed it: Paving the Way to Smarter Infrastructure Spending

This op-ed, written by Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Policy Andy Koenig, was originally published on December 13, 2016, by Forbes. As Congress heads home for a long…

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Dec 13, 2016

In Case You Missed It: A How-to Guide for Rolling Back Obama’s Regulatory State

This op-ed, written by Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Policy Andy Koenig, was originally published on December 9, 2016, by National Review. One of President-elect Trump’s…

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Nov 29, 2016

Burdensome Overtime Rule Halted in Court

A federal judge in Texas recently halted the Obama administration’s impending overtime rule. Although the rule is on hold – for now – the decision couldn’t come soon enough for workers and…

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Nov 08, 2016

Freedom Partners Congratulates Candidates Who Presented a Positive Vision for a Brighter Future

Arlington, VA — Freedom Partners Chairman Mark Holden issued the following statement on the 2016 election congratulating all the candidates who presented a positive vision to address the serious issues facing the country…

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Nov 04, 2016

Putting U.S. Unemployment Numbers in Context – October 2016

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the unemployment rate for October 2016 was 4.9 percent and that the economy added 161,000 jobs. Added jobs are encouraging…

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Oct 28, 2016

Slowest Economic Recovery Since 1949 Continues

The American economy continues to struggle, seven years into a “recovery” that’s hardly deserving of the name. Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce released its first estimate of gross domestic…

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Oct 26, 2016

Mark Holden to Participate in Baltimore Town Hall on how Criminal Justice Reform Can End the Divide in Local Communities

Arlington, VA — Freedom Partners Chairman and Koch Industries Senior Vice President and General Counsel Mark Holden will participate in a town hall event in Baltimore on October 27, 2016 hosted by Vote…

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Oct 18, 2016

Congress Should End Corporate Welfare for Biodiesel

It’s no secret that America’s tax code is riddled with carve-outs for special interests. But now we’re also learning that such corporate welfare allows fraud to flourish—at…

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