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“Dirty Dozen” in Transportation Spending

July 09, 2014

By Akash Chougule and Mary Kate Hopkins The Highway Trust Fund is set to run dry in the coming weeks, and leaders in Washington as well as interested parties around the country are scrambling to find ways to fill the Fund’s shrinking balance. Lawmakers on both sides have proposed gimmicks that would provide one-time revenue [...]

Issues: Budget & Spending

Coalition Calls for House Vote on Death Tax Repeal

July 09, 2014

Americans for Prosperity is proud to join over 35 industry groups and advocacy organizations in supporting recent calls for a vote this year on Congressman Brady’s “Death Tax Repeal Act,” HR 2429. Led by the Family Business Coalition, the coalition sent the following letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp and Congressman [...]

Issues: Taxes

AFP Round-up on Export Import Bank

July 08, 2014

By Christine Harbin Hanson Facing the imminent expiration of the Export Import Bank at the end of September, with few legislative days in between, special interests are lobbying furiously. They’re out in full force on Capitol Hill and in their congressional district offices, sparing no expense and spreading the same politically-charged myths about the Bank’s [...]

Issues: Banking & Financial Services

Coalition Urges Congress To Enact Tax Reform

July 08, 2014

AFP is proud to join a coalition calling on Congress to purse tax reform and modernize the U.S. tax code. By lowering rates and simplifying the rules, tax reform could help unleash growth in an economy that has been underwhelming. The full letter is below. Like this post? Chip in $5 to AFP.

Issues: Taxes

Coalition to Congress: Protect Taxpayers and Empower the States by Reforming Transportation Spending

July 07, 2014

With the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) set to run out later this summer, Congress is poised to consider transportation spending legislation. (Read AFPF’s “Need to Know” on transportation funding for more background on the issue.) Tomorrow Americans for Prosperity and our coalition partners will send the following letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman [...]

Issues: Budget & Spending