Issues


Mar 01, 2019

ICYMI: Business Insider: Koch Network Teams with the Society for Human Resource Management to Spur Second Chance Hiring

Mark Holden | Business Insider | Koch Industries is pushing companies to hire more ex-prisoners because it ‘makes economic sense’ “Criminal justice reform is a major step forward for our country. But society…

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Feb 28, 2019

The White House has Delayed the Latest Round of Tariff, but it Should Cancel them Entirely

The Trump administration was right to delay the next round of tariffs scheduled for March 2 — an increase to 25 percent from 10 percent on $200 billion of Chinese goods. The cost…

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Feb 28, 2019

2018 Q4: Economy Grew At A 2.6 Percent Rate (Initial Estimate)

This morning, the U.S. Department of Commerce released its initial 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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Feb 25, 2019

Report Warns of ‘Tariff Turmoil’ Absent Sweeping U.S.-China Trade Deal

Arlington, VA – The Trump administration rightly delayed an increase in tariffs from 10 to 25 percent on March 2nd because it would devastate U.S. producers, workers, and consumers, according to a…

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Feb 22, 2019

First Step Act momentum fueling second-chance hiring 

For businesses these days, hiring is tough. There are some 7 million job openings across the country. And because the unemployment rate is hovering around 4 percent, the job applicant pool is…

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Feb 18, 2019

Trump Administration Should Avoid New Auto Tariffs, Freedom Partners Says

Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce renewed its opposition today to a tariff of up to 25 percent on imported vehicles, in light of news reports of a new Department of…

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Feb 18, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY: Freedom Partners Chairman Mark Holden Joining Lawmakers and Criminal Justice Reform Advocates for Press Conference on Florida First Step Act

Holden will be joined by Florida State Sens. Jeff Brandes and Keith Perry, returning citizen and FAMM Fellow Matthew Charles, and representatives from Americans for Prosperity-Florida, Right on Crime, the American Conservative Union, the James Madison Institute, and others.

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Feb 08, 2019

Freedom Partners: New Immigration Bill Brings Fairness to High-Skilled Workers

Arlington, VA – Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) introduced the Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act (S. 281), a bipartisan bill that would remove per-country caps for…

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Feb 06, 2019

Freedom Partners Supports Trade Security Act

Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners today commended Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wisc.) on the introduction of the Trade Security Act in the Senate and House, respectively. The…

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Feb 05, 2019

Freedom Partners: Washington Must Lower Trade Barriers, Not Create New Ones with the Reciprocal Trade Act

Arlington, VA – During tonight’s State of the Union Address, President Trump urged Congress to pass the “Reciprocal Trade Act” (H.R. 764). The legislation would grant the executive branch even greater…

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