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.

Feb 03, 2017

Putting U.S. Unemployment Numbers in Context – January 2017

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the unemployment rate for January 2017 was 4.8 percent and that the economy added 227,000 jobs. Added jobs are encouraging…

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Feb 02, 2017

Time to Scrap the Border Tax Idea

Tax reform must be a critical part of getting our economy growing. And a plan being advanced by House Republicans has many excellent features that will do just that, including lowering the…

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Feb 01, 2017

Congress Should Work Through As Many CRA Votes As Possible

Arlington, VA – The House of Representatives today is considering two measures under the Congressional Review Act in an effort to begin addressing the Obama regulatory state. After more than 600 major rules…

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Jan 30, 2017

Statement On Executive Order To Protect Americans From Harmful Federal Mandates & Control Costs

Arlington, VA – President Trump today signed a new executive order requiring that for every new federal regulation implemented, two must be rescinded. The order also stipulates important cost caps and transparency guidelines…

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Jan 27, 2017

2016 Advanced Release: Obama Presides Over Slowest Economic Growth Since Eisenhower (1.4%)

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce released its first estimate of gross domestic product (GDP) for the fourth quarter of 2016, announcing that the U.S. economy expanded at an annualized…

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Jan 24, 2017

White House Puts Freeze 0n Harmful Overtime Rule; Must Stay Focused on Reg Repeal

In a November memo to staff, then- EPA administrator Gina McCarthy made clear that the agency was to be “running – not walking – through the finish line of President Obama’s presidency.” This…

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Jan 23, 2017

School Choice Puts Students on the Path to a Brighter Future

Arlington, VA – A quality education is one of the most important things for the success and happiness of today’s children. Expanding school choice creates a level playing field for all children…

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Jan 19, 2017

Trump Should Take Eraser to Obama ‘Pen & Phone’ Regulations During First Days in Office

Arlington, VA – After more than 600 major rules at costs exceeding $700 billion, reports indicate that President-Elect Donald Trump will take immediate action to start reversing the barriers to opportunity and…

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Jan 11, 2017

U.S. Senate Must Act on Positive Reg Reform Legislation

Arlington, VA — The House of Representatives today is considering the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017 in its continuing effort to protect Americans from the severe regulatory damage that an overreaching, unchecked executive…

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Jan 11, 2017

Accountability is Key to Stopping Onerous Regulations

Repealing onerous federal regulations will help spur economic growth, create new businesses, and increase opportunities for the American people.  But getting the job done requires political will. That is why accountability is…

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