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May 23, 2017

McClatchy: There is No Such Thing as Chairman Brady’s “Made in America” Tax

Despite opposition from the White House and a swarm of House and Senate lawmakers, Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady is doubling down on the 20-percent Border Adjustment…

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May 23, 2017

Freedom Partners Calls on Congress to Abandon Divisive Border Adjustment Tax Threatening Comprehensive Tax Reform

Arlington, VA — Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce today issued a letter to members of the House Ways and Means Committee urging Congress to deliver comprehensive tax reform without the divisive Border Adjustment…

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Apr 11, 2017

WaPo: Retirees on Fixed Incomes Could “Pay More for Everything” Under Border Adjustment Tax

Proponents of the 20-percent Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) on imports often make the misguided argument that because other countries tax their imports, we should too. But, The Washington Post explains that…

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Apr 06, 2017

Freedom Partners & Americans for Prosperity Release Border Adjustment Tax State Impacts Study

Every State Loses Under a 20% Import Tax; Importers to be Hammered with Higher Costs Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners and Americans for Prosperity today released a new study showing the extent to…

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Apr 04, 2017

Border Adjustment Tax Theory Rests on Shaky Ground – at Best

The proposed Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) would impose a new 20-percent tax on everything imported by U.S. companies, resulting in higher consumer prices on everyday goods. But while this new…

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Mar 31, 2017

U.S. Senators Pan Border Adjustment Tax; Former Deputy U.S. Treasury Secretary Says It’s “Likely Dead”

Some House leaders believe that a new 20 percent tax on imports — amounting to over a trillion dollars in new taxes on consumers — is the answer to achieving comprehensive, pro-growth tax…

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Mar 28, 2017

New Administration Acts to Halt Destructive Energy Regulations

Arlington, VA – President Trump today acted by Executive Order on two of the most harmful Obama regulations that are not subject to the Congressional Review Act – the job-crushing EPA power plant…

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Mar 27, 2017

Chairman Brady Acknowledges “Valid Concerns” About the Border Adjustment Tax Harming U.S. Businesses

Arlington, VA — After months of insisting that a trillion-dollar Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) on American consumers is the best and only way to achieve pro-growth tax reform without adding to…

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Mar 24, 2017

What Would BAT Mean for Retailers? “A Threat to Their Very Existence”

Retail executives met with lawmakers this week to warn of the devastating impact the Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) could have on their industry – and ultimately every U.S. consumer. According to National…

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Mar 14, 2017

Lawmaker Tracker: Split Deepens Over Trillion-Dollar Border Adjustment Tax On The Middle Class

Pro-growth, comprehensive tax reform is badly needed, but one major sticking point facing mounting opposition in the Senate is the Border Adjustment Tax (BAT), which is included in a tax reform…

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