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Jun 26, 2017

Rep. Kevin Brady Stands In The Way Of Uniting The Pro-Tax Reform Coalition

The below op-ed authored by James Davis, executive vice president of Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, and Tim Phillips, president of Americans for Prosperity, was originally published by the Houston Chronicle…

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Jun 22, 2017

FACT CHECK: No, American Competitiveness Does Not Hinge On Passing A Trillion Dollar Tax On Imports

Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, maintains that passing a 20-percent Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) on imported goods is needed to make U.S…

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Jun 19, 2017

BAT Tax Primary ‘Stumbling Block’ Dividing Lawmakers On Tax Reform

Tax reform is “not a fine wine, it doesn’t improve with time,” Freedom Caucus chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) told CNBC. That’s why it’s so important that House…

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Jun 14, 2017

House Leaders Shouldn’t Make The Harmful BAT Tax Even Worse

Just when Congress had the opportunity to move past the proposed 20-percent Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) on imports standing in the way of comprehensive tax reform, Ways and Means Committee chairman…

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Jun 13, 2017

Tax Reform Should Be A Boon For The Auto Industry, Not A ‘Serious’ Blow

Auto industry representatives are headed to the White House this week to meet on the topic of tax reform with White House National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn. A key provision industry…

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Jun 12, 2017

Taxpayers Don’t Need Any New Burdens Under Tax Reform

Several leaders of the fiscal conservative House Freedom Caucus are urging House GOP leaders to drop the proposed 20-percent Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) on imports. According to the lawmakers, the trillion…

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Apr 17, 2017

ICYMI: “Don’t be Fooled” by Border Adjustment Tax “Sleight of Hand”

Economists Vernoique de Rugy of George Mason University’s Mercatus Center and Dan Mitchell of the Cato Institute debunked the claims of Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) proponents that a new 20-percent…

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Apr 04, 2017

Border Adjustment Tax Theory Rests on Shaky Ground – at Best

The proposed Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) would impose a new 20-percent tax on everything imported by U.S. companies, resulting in higher consumer prices on everyday goods. But while this new…

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Dec 11, 2015

Fishermen Fight Mandate Forcing Them to Pay for At-Sea-Fishing Monitors

A coercive government mandate that would force fishermen to pay for their own at-sea-fishing monitors is threatening to sink the fishing industry. A group of East Coast fishermen are teaming…

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Feb 11, 2015

The Hill: Vast Majority Opposes Gas Tax Hike, Poll Shows

Nearly 70 percent of U.S. residents are opposed to the idea of raising the federal gas tax to pay for new transportation projects, according to a poll released Friday by a…

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