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.


Jan 06, 2017

A Roadmap to Repeal: Removing Regulatory Barriers to Opportunity

Read the Full Report President Obama has imposed an unprecedented onslaught of regulatory costs on the U.S. economy. Since 2009, federal agencies have issued more than 600 major regulations with a…

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Jan 06, 2017

A Three-Step Guide to Cutting Regulations

Freedom Partners has released a three-part strategy for the Trump administration and the new Congress to peel back regulatory barriers to economic growth established by the Obama administration. Since 2009, major…

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Jan 06, 2017

Putting U.S. Unemployment Numbers in Context – December 2016

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the unemployment rate for December 2016 was 4.7 percent and that the economy added 156,000 jobs. Added jobs are encouraging…

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Jan 06, 2017

Reg Reform Roadmap

Report Provides First Policy Strategy To Cut Red Tape & Repeal Regulatory Overreach In 2017 Arlington, VA – With major regulatory reform legislation already moving through the new Congress, Freedom Partners Chamber of…

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Jan 04, 2017

Congress Can Place Vital Check on Harmful Government Regulations

Arlington, VA — The 115th Congress is considering two measures this week that will place an important check on executive overreach and reassert Congress’ constitutional role in the rulemaking process. Both the Midnight…

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Dec 14, 2016

The End of Tax Extenders Puts Tax Reform in Reach

It’s a holiday tradition in Washington, D.C.: Unaccountable lawmakers traditionally use year-end spending bills to attach provisions for special-interest giveaways, pork projects, corporate welfare and higher spending – all…

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Dec 13, 2016

In Case You Missed it: Paving the Way to Smarter Infrastructure Spending

This op-ed, written by Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Policy Andy Koenig, was originally published on December 13, 2016, by Forbes. As Congress heads home for a long…

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Dec 13, 2016

In Case You Missed It: A How-to Guide for Rolling Back Obama’s Regulatory State

This op-ed, written by Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Policy Andy Koenig, was originally published on December 9, 2016, by National Review. One of President-elect Trump’s…

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Nov 29, 2016

Burdensome Overtime Rule Halted in Court

A federal judge in Texas recently halted the Obama administration’s impending overtime rule. Although the rule is on hold – for now – the decision couldn’t come soon enough for workers and…

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Nov 08, 2016

Freedom Partners Congratulates Candidates Who Presented a Positive Vision for a Brighter Future

Arlington, VA — Freedom Partners Chairman Mark Holden issued the following statement on the 2016 election congratulating all the candidates who presented a positive vision to address the serious issues facing the country…

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