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Tax Reform Should be Committee Priority

Last week, the House Ways and Means committee held another hearing to discuss the possibility of tax reform. The theme this time was the effect of global tax institutions and the effect they had on the U.S. economy and jobs. Like previous hearings, the general consensus was that the U.S. is falling behind in the […]



Next Week Opens Opportunity to Finalize Trade Agreement

With 2016 well underway, it’s important that we don’t forget one of the outstanding economic issues from last year- the agreement reached on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).   Next week marks the first opportunity for congress to finalize this critical trade pact under trade promotion authority. Luckily, between promises from congressional leadership, executive endorsement, […]



Tax Reform Anniversary

January 15 marked the one year anniversary of the formation of five bipartisan working groups by the Senate Finance Committee. They were tasked with addressing and fixing our broken tax which has only succeeded in sending more US companies abroad.  Regrettably, 2015 was not a very eventful year for tax reform. Over a year later, […]



Tax Reform Gains Traction

This week has marked a significant step forward for the future of the American economy. The President, Presidential candidates, and sitting members of congress have all addressed one of the major inhibitors to the US’s economic wellbeing. John Kasich highlighted the importance of corporate tax reform on the on the campaign trail, Congressman Devin Nunes […]



Faces of Iowa Small Businesses: EmbarkIT

Main Street Growth & Opportunity Coalition is an alliance of businesses, local trade associations and concerned individuals committed to supporting a common sense, pro-growth agenda for America including tax reform. As a part of our “Faces of Small Business” efforts, we are bringing you the voices of everyday hardworking American small business owners from around […]



Trans Pacific Partnership Clears First Major Hurdle:

Monday night, the U.S. and 11 other nations agreed upon a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal which many experts and economists firmly believe will significantly improve the overall state of the American economy while lowering consumer prices on a wide array of goods and services. Just hours prior, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul […]



How Trading in the Global Market is the Basis of U.S. Economic Success

As Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to visit the U.S. this week, a recent column in the USA Today authored by the Chinese Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng, shed light on the importance of fostering excellent trade relations with external nations, in this case the relationship between the U.S. and China. As a result […]