Promote Free Markets

Economic freedom is what unleashes the ingenuity of the American spirit to strive to grow and prosper. Government has stifled this ingenuity through regulation, cronyism, protectionism and high taxes.  We believe there are key policy changes that will allow all Americans to enjoy greater prosperity.  These include: replacing Obamacare, promoting American energy production, eliminating cronyism through subsidies and tax loopholes, and reducing the overall regulatory burden on small businesses.

Today President Obama’s White House issued a veto threat against a bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline project, which enjoys bipartisan support in Congress and the American public. American Encore Policy Director Patrick Hedger offered the following comments: “After years of lamenting about a...
Statement by American Encore President Sean Noble on the Inauguration of Doug Ducey as Governor of Arizona: "Today marks a bright day for Arizona as Doug Ducey becomes Governor. His pledge to be the Governor of all the people and his vision to provide opportunity for all Arizonans is exactly the...
By: Patrick Hedger-Policy Director, American Encore Republicans are set to take control of both chambers of Congress this week following the historic gains made in the 2014 Midterms. One of the first bills scheduled for consideration is approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Not to sound greedy now...
Today the Obama administration announced that it is beginning the process of normalizing relations with the Castro-lead government in communist Cuba. While we believe the United States should seek to engage in peaceful relationships and free commerce with as many countries around the world as...
By: Patrick Hedger- Policy Director, American Encore The last several years in Washington have been defined by the lack of compromise. No where is this polarization between liberals and conservatives more apparent than in the debate over the roll of environment regulation. Since the Obama...
LINK TO COALITION LETTER American Encore has joined a broad coalition of 21 groups to urge state-level lawmakers to resist the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) attempt to impose carbon emission regulation through executive fiat. In an open letter addressed to state...
11/19/2014 “By refusing to disclose the scientific data used to justify some of the most expensive and economically impactful rules in US history, the EPA is not only entitling themselves to their own facts, but also their own definition of ‘fact’ itself… If Americans are to be subject to the...
By: Patrick Hedger -Policy Director, American Encore 11/18/2014 **(UPDATE 11/19/2014): The measure failed to clear a cloture vote in the Senate by one vote, 59-41 with a 60 vote threshold. Cloture allows for debate to end and for a bill to proceed to a simple majority vote. In effect, Democrats...
By: Patrick Hedger - Policy Director, American Encore When the government’s IT infrastructure for the Affordable Care Act, better known as ObamaCare, went into a nearly instantaneous melt-down upon launch, there were countless glaring issues pointed out by experts with what the government had...

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