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Aug 07, 2018

WATCH: Why Criminal Justice Reform is Good for the Economy

“Our criminal justice system has been a huge barrier to opportunity for people for the last 30-to-40 years,” said Freedom Partners Chairman Mark Holden.

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Aug 02, 2018

U.S. Senate Passes Measure to Strengthen Congressional Trade Authority

Freedom Partners applauds the U.S. Senate for passing a bill that would cut or eliminate tariffs on roughly 1,660 items made outside the United States. It was passed unanimously and…

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May 17, 2018

Instead of business handouts, try lowering U.S.-China trade barriers

The continued Sino-American trade standoff has prompted U.S. businesses to pepper Washington with requests to protect their particular industry segment from the growing fallout. Rather than engage in such tactics…

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May 04, 2018

Putting U.S. Employment Numbers in Context – April 2018

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the unemployment rate for April 2018 decreased to 3.9 percent, the lowest rate since December 2000, and that the economy gained…

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May 04, 2018

More Trade Fallout: Aluminum, Soybeans, What’s Next?

The first round of what may be extensive U.S.-China trade talks has only just begun, but the turmoil triggered by the escalating tit-for-tat dispute is well underway and…

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Apr 05, 2018

Freedom Partners, Free Market Groups “urge Supreme Court to keep online sales tax limits”

Led by the National Taxpayers Union Foundation, Freedom Partners yesterday joined with Americans for Prosperity and other free market groups to jointly file an amicus brief in South Dakota v. Wayfair – a…

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Apr 03, 2018

Tight Labor Market Demands New Thinking, Action

With employers increasingly desperate for qualified job applicants, as The Wall Street Journal reported over the weekend, it’s critical that policymakers and companies alike adopt a new approach and swift action…

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Mar 14, 2018

Defend Historic Tax Reform by Rejecting Corporate Welfare in All Forms, Starting with Tax Extenders

In an article entitled “Special interest groups to defend favorite tax breaks,” the Washington Examiner writes that “[r]epresentatives from a wide range of industries are set to appear before a House…

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Mar 09, 2018

Putting U.S. Employment Numbers in Context – February 2018

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the unemployment rate for February 2018 remained at 4.1 percent and that the economy gained 313,000 jobs, the highest reading…

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Mar 01, 2018

CarMax, TJ Maxx, Mastercard & Kraft Heinz Announce Major Employee Investments Credited to Tax Reform

The historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act lowered rates across the board, cutting taxes at every income bracket and providing greater opportunity and financial security for hardworking Americans long-struggling to get…

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