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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 12, 2019

Building Policy Coalitions Approach Gains National Attention

To get things done in Washington, partisanship is not the answer. Freedom Partners understands this and adopted it as a principle. “For several years, like many others, we accepted that to be…

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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 05, 2019

From Federal Prison to Guest at the State of the Union

Among the members of Congress, Supreme Court justices, family members, and friends present at the State of the Union, there will be a special guest – Alice Johnson. This time last year, Alice…

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Feb 01, 2019

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

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the economy gained 304,000 jobs in January 2019, nearly doubling some economists expectations and the largest gain since February 2018, while the…

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Jan 30, 2019

5 Things We’d Like to Hear the President Say During the State of the Union Address

Now that the date is set for the president to deliver this year’s State of the Union address, there are a few things we are hoping to hear from him as…

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Jan 29, 2019

Freedom Partners Opposes the Reciprocal Trade Act in Open Letter to Congress

Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce signed onto an open letter with the National Taxpayers Union, Americans for Prosperity and Americans for Tax Reform, among others, to oppose passage of the so-called…

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Jan 29, 2019

The U.S. and China Should Commit to Lowering Barriers to Trade

U.S. and Chinese representatives are scheduled to meet in Washington,D.C., on Wednesday and Thursday of this week to discuss how to resolve the trade war. There is a solution…

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Jan 24, 2019

Autonomous Vehicles Could Enhance Public Safety in More Ways than You Think

One of the most talked about benefits of autonomous vehicles is that they could decrease the number of accidents and collisions caused by humans. While vehicle safety has improved over the years…

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Jan 18, 2019

FIRST STEP Act Momentum Should Feed into Multiple Next Steps

Make no mistake: The FIRST STEP Act is a landmark piece of legislation. Signed into law last month, it addressed some of the worst aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system…

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