Issues


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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Mar 25, 2019

America has an Overcriminalization Problem: But There are Solutions to Fix it

By 2008, the number of offenses outlined in the federal criminal code jumped to roughly 148 times its original size, from around 30 to over 4,450. Today that number exceeds 5…

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Mar 25, 2019

Three Solutions to America’s Trade Woes: Here’s how lawmakers are working to fix trade

When Americans can trade, businesses, workers and consumers thrive. Trade is what keeps America running. It puts inexpensive goods on our shelves, allows U.S. businesses to sell their goods in markets…

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Mar 19, 2019

James Davis, Daniel Garza and Tim Phillips Discuss Trade and Immigration at National Review Online

Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips, Freedom Partners Executive Vice President James Davis and The LIBRE Initiative President Daniel Garza met with National Review Editor Rich Lowry on the site’s podcast…

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