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.


May 03, 2018

Real Victims of Tariffs and Protectionist Trade Policy

Robust and open trade is essential to a vibrant economy. However, protectionist tactics such as tariffs on aluminum and steel threaten our nation’s economic well-being and take our country further…

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May 02, 2018

ICYMI: Freedom Partners: Let trade promotion authority renewal move ahead

Freedom Partners Executive Vice President Nathan Nascimento  |  The Hill U.S. trade policy is facing enough challenges these days. The last thing we need is for Congress to make things worse. But…

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May 01, 2018

Despite Delay, Tariffs Remain a Threat to American Consumers and Businesses

Arlington, VA – Following the Trump administration’s decision to postpone tariffs on steel and aluminum on Canada, the European Union and Mexico, Freedom Partners Executive Vice President Nathan Nascimento issued the following…

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Apr 30, 2018

Iowa Farmers Fear New Pain from Tariffs

In a recent radio interview, Iowa Senator Joni Ernst argued that farmers in her state are hurting and fear new hardship from China’s recently-announced retaliatory tariffs on soybeans, and other…

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Apr 27, 2018

2018 Q1: Economy Grew At A 2.3 Percent Rate; Strongest 9-Month Growth In A Decade

This morning, the U.S. Department of Commerce released its first estimate of gross domestic product (GDP) for the first quarter of 2018, announcing that the U.S. economy expanded at an…

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Apr 24, 2018

Tax Reform is Working for Middle-Class Americans

Today, the Senate Committee on Finance is scheduled to review their early impressions on the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. As they begin their hearing this afternoon, it’s worth reflecting…

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Apr 17, 2018

Tax Day Marks Arrival of Historic Tax Relief

Tax season is often associated with stress and financial pressure for millions of American households. This year, though, there is some encouraging news. Today marks the last time Americans will file their…

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Apr 17, 2018

New Oversight of Tax Regulations Welcome, But Congress Should Do More on IRS Reform

Just ahead of Tax Day, the Trump administration announced a new policy that should help ensure that rules promulgated by the IRS are subject to the same oversight and transparency as other…

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Apr 12, 2018

Tariffs’ Negative Impacts on American Workers, Businesses Examined by Congress

Today, the House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on the impact of tariffs on the economy and both Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce and the Americans for Prosperity continue to…

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Apr 12, 2018

Freedom Partners & AFP Statement to House Ways and Means Committee: Tariffs Are Lose-Lose

Arlington, VA – In a statement submitted to the House Ways and Means Committee today, Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce and Americans for Prosperity reiterated their opposition to tariffs and urged policymakers in…

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