Issues


Apr 17, 2019

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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Apr 16, 2019

Businesses should follow the lead of Dave’s Killer Bread in second-chance hiring

According to a new survey by the Society for Human Resource Management and the Charles Koch Institute, 78% of Americans say they will buy goods and services from businesses that have customer…

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Apr 08, 2019

More Work Remains, But First Step Act Progress is Encouraging

Administration and Congress must continue working together to fully fund and implement the law

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Apr 08, 2019

Putting U.S. Employment Numbers in Context – March 2019

On April 5, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the economy gained 196,000 jobs during March and the U.S. unemployment rate stayed the same at 3.8 percent. Year…

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Apr 05, 2019

Americans are Ready to Provide Second Chances

This week, the White House kicked off Second Chance Month with renewed dedication to breaking down barriers for formerly incarcerated individuals. President Donald Trump was joined by members of Congress, along with…

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Apr 02, 2019

Freedom Partners: U.S.-Mexico Trade Too Critical to Economy to Jeopardize by Closing the Border

Arlington, VA – In response to reports that the Trump administration is considering closing the U.S.-Mexico border, Freedom Partners urged administration officials to preserve commerce between the two nations. Freedom Partners…

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Apr 01, 2019

Metal Tariffs Just Pick Winners and Losers: And the Losers Outnumber the Winners

In a recent study, 80 percent of surveyed businesses said that the Trump administration’s metal tariffs have affected them negatively. It’s another reminder that tariffs, which are taxes on American…

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Mar 29, 2019

Freedom Partners Endorses New Kaine-Carper Bill to Expand Congressional Oversight of Tariffs

Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce today endorsed new legislation that would boost congressional oversight and authority concerning tariffs imposed unilaterally by the executive branch. The Reclaiming Congressional Trade Authorities Act…

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Mar 28, 2019

National Criminal Justice Month: The Economics of Successful Re-entry

It’s Criminal Justice Month and we’re making the case for reforming our criminal justice system. We’ve highlighted plenty of reasons this month that the justice system is in need…

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Mar 28, 2019

2018 Q4: Economy Grew At A 2.2 Percent Rate (Final Estimate)

This morning, the U.S. Department of Commerce released its final estimate of gross domestic product (GDP) for the fourth quarter of 2018, and announced that the U.S. economy expanded at…

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