Issues


Oct 08, 2018

ICYMI: Why cripple the US economy with tariffs when it’s hitting full stride?

Deirdre T. Flynn is executive vice president of the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers. Sandy Kennedy is president of the Retail Industry Leaders Association. Brian Kuehl is executive director of…

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Oct 05, 2018

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

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the economy gained 134,000 jobs in September and the U.S. unemployment rate declined to a 49-year low of 3.7…

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Oct 03, 2018

Trump Administration Should Not Dismantle NAFTA Until USMCA Deal Ratified and Implemented

Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) and The LIBRE Initiative today sent a letter to the Trump administration cautioning them to hold intact the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA…

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Oct 02, 2018

ICYMI: Trade Builds America: A Conversation on the Harm of Tariffs and Protectionism

Tuesday, Sept. 25, the Trade Builds America event featured Steve Forbes, U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall (R-KS), a farmer, retailer, and manufacturers all speaking about the ripple effects tariffs are having…

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Oct 01, 2018

WATCH: Sen. Lee: This Is A Big Deal

Sen. Mike Lee wisely wants Congress to have a stronger voice when it comes to trade and tariffs. In an interview with Americans for Prosperity, Sen. Lee said “we’ve given the…

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Oct 01, 2018

DoJ IG Report Highlights Urgent Need for Prison Reform

Arlington, VA – In a report released Friday, the U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General (OIG) found that the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) “has not managed female inmates…

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Oct 01, 2018

Statement on NAFTA Renegotiation, U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners, Americans for Prosperity (AFP), and The LIBRE Initiative today commented on the newly announced United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement…

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Sep 28, 2018

WATCH: Sen. Lee Has a Message for FIRST STEP Act Skeptics

When it comes to criminal justice reform, you’d be hard-pressed to find a bigger champion of the issue then U.S. Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT). Lee, a former federal…

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Sep 28, 2018

Trade Discussions Explore Destructive Tariffs with Special Guests Steve Forbes, Rep. Roger Marshall

A toy car, lightbulbs, a bottle of beer, a three-ring binder, a box of plastic wrap.    These and other everyday items sat on a table in the National Press Club in…

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Sep 27, 2018

Auto Tariffs are Bad Economics — and Bad for Americans, Too.

The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing Wednesday with key figures from the U.S. auto industry who spoke of the immense economic harm represented by the administration’s tariffs and proposed…

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