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.


Jul 12, 2018

Congress Moves to Block Unilateral Executive Branch Tariff Hikes

The Senate voted 88-11 to pass a motion introduced by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN) in support of giving Congress a stronger role in determining when the…

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Jul 12, 2018

Diverse Coalition Asks Supreme Court to Hear Case Advancing Civil Rights

Today, Freedom Partners joined an amicus brief alongside Americans for Prosperity, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), The Cato Institute, and many others asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up…

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Jul 11, 2018

Freedom Partners: New Tariffs Will Trigger More Economic Harm for U.S.

Arlington, VA – Following the Trump administration’s announcement of new, additional tariffs of 10 percent on $200 billion in Chinese goods, Freedom Partners Executive Vice President Nathan Nascimento issued the following statement…

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Jul 11, 2018

Freedom Partners Urges Senators to Vote to Reinstate a Role for Congress on Tariffs

Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce strongly encourages conferees to include language in the H.R. 5895 conference report to reinstate a role for Congress in making a determination regarding tariffs…

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Jul 09, 2018

Tariff Tracker

Tariffs work only for a few politically connected industries at the expense of most consumers and businesses. Economists have been saying it for years; history has shown it over and over. Trade…

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Jul 06, 2018

Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips Appears on “Morning Joe” to Talk Tariffs

On Monday, July 2, Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” with Mika Brzezinski to discuss the harm tariffs create for American consumers, businesses, and workers. Phillips…

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Jul 06, 2018

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

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the economy gained 213,000 jobs in June and the U.S. unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.0 percent, largely due to…

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Jul 02, 2018

Criminal Justice Reform Requires Action from Lawmakers and Communities 

Criminal justice reform has generated overwhelming support on both sides of the political spectrum. Decreasing crime rates is a goal shared by everyone. Discussions about how to achieve that goal are happening…

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Jun 29, 2018

Freedom Partners Commends TPA Renewal; Criticizes Tariffs Taking Effect

Arlington, VA – Sunday, July 1, marks both the renewal of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) granted to the president in 2015, and the effective date for $12.5 billion in new Canadian…

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Jun 28, 2018

Senator Talks Up Bill to Restore Congressional Tariff Authority on NPR

Sen Mike Lee (R-UT) made a strong case for trade and against restrictions like tariffs on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” Sen. Lee is the lead sponsor of The…

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