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  • Our Constitutional Principles – America’s Greatest Export image

    Our Constitutional Principles – America’s Greatest Export

    The U.S. Constitution is one of history’s greatest documents and the First Amendment’s admonition that “no law” shall be created “abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or …

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    The Trans-Pacific Partnership Is a National Imperative

    Michael Bloomberg and U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donahue detailed the importance of globalization and international trade to America’s economy and strategic interests in Help American …

  • U.S.-Cuba Trade: A Win-Win for Both Nations image

    U.S.-Cuba Trade: A Win-Win for Both Nations

    Free trade -- across state lines and with other nations -- has allowed the U.S. economy to flourish.

  • Intellectual Property: The Key that Unlocks Access to Medicines image

    Intellectual Property: The Key that Unlocks Access to Medicines

    It is widely acknowledged that IP rights contribute to the vitality of global economies—but what about the well-being of the world’s patients? As shown in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce …

  • TPP: A Historic Agreement in a Pivotal Region image

    TPP: A Historic Agreement in a Pivotal Region

    On June 13, ALEC welcomed Ambassador Michael Froman, the United States Trade Representative, on a conference call to discuss the Trans-Pacific-Partnership (TPP) with ALEC members and friends. Ambassador Froman works …

  • The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement image

    The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement

    Recently, state legislatures around the country have begun to legislate against the practices of the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. BDS, whose founding and funding have …

  • Why No American Would Ever Vote to Stay in the European Union image

    Why No American Would Ever Vote to Stay in the European Union

    It was amusing, in a car crash sort of way, to hear President Obama solemnly advise our British friends that, really, they must put aside their childish temper tantrum about …

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    Spotlight on Counterfeits

    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) issued a new report, Trade in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods, offering a stark assessment of IP theft and how it threatens …

  • Intellectual Property Rights Shape the Future image

    Intellectual Property Rights Shape the Future

    Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) are vital to the global economy. IPR make it possible for creators to have exclusive rights to their tangible and intangible inventions, and for companies to …

  • Cuba: A New Revolution image

    Cuba: A New Revolution

    President Obama’s visit to the communist island this March represents a turning point for both nations. To move forward, each side is swallowing its own bitter pill. Obama correctly conceded …

  • What’s 50 Percent More Influential than Kanye West? image

    What’s 50 Percent More Influential than Kanye West?

    Recently, rapper Kanye West declared himself (dead or alive) 50 percent more influential than Stanley Kubrick, Apostle Paul, Picasso, Pablo Escobar and any other human being for the next 1,000 …

  • Intellectual Property and America’s 50 Laboratories of Innovation image

    Intellectual Property and America’s 50 Laboratories of Innovation

    ALEC hosted a congressional conference call with Senator Steve Daines (MT) on Tuesday, March 8. Senator Daines discussed the importance of robust intellectual property rights (IPR) protections to curb IP …

  • Ending the Cuban Embargo Could Save Lives image

    Ending the Cuban Embargo Could Save Lives

    President Obama's reengagement with the island nation has the potential to unleash significant trade opportunities that will benefit Cubans with greater access to American medical advances, but it will surprise many Americans to find Cuba could help the U.S. in the war on cancer.

  • TPP Creates Footwear of the Future image

    TPP Creates Footwear of the Future

    The final Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) text is out and the results of economic models are in. TPP will contribute to economic growth and direct employment in the sectors where …

  • Robust IP Protections Enhance Competitiveness image

    Robust IP Protections Enhance Competitiveness

    The most prosperous nations in the world are also the ones that prioritize the protection of intellectual property (IP) the most. Here are the facts. Nations that protect ideas lead the world …

  • It’s Time to Capitalize on Trade with Cuba image

    It’s Time to Capitalize on Trade with Cuba

    Recently, the U.S. Treasury Department expanded the positive list of authorized exports to Cuba. With the goal of “enabling economic advancements for the Cuban people” and “meeting the needs of …

  • ALEC Congratulates Taiwan on Presidential Election image

    ALEC Congratulates Taiwan on Presidential Election

    Last month Tsai Ing-wen was elected Taiwan’s next president with 56.1 percent of the vote. The first woman to hold the office, President-elect Tsai will be …

  • Lifting the Crude Oil Export Ban – Welcome and Long Overdue image

    Lifting the Crude Oil Export Ban – Welcome and Long Overdue

    With the discovery of new reserves and the technological advances to extract the oil, the U.S. has become a leading energy producer. The anti-free market oil ban that seemed a sensible response when enacted clearly outlived its usefulness, as ALEC underscored in its model Resolution in Support of Lifting Federal Restrictions on Crude Oil Exports and Resolution for Reform of Counterproductive Export Control Policies.

  • Jonathan Williams and Karla Jones Interviewed on I Spy Radio image

    Jonathan Williams and Karla Jones Interviewed on I Spy Radio

    Jonathan Williams, Vice President of the ALEC Center for State Fiscal Reform, spoke with Dr. Mark on I Spy Radio in Oregon about the continued trend of Americans moving to …

  • Statement by the American Legislative Exchange Council on the Conclusion of TPP Negotiations image

    Statement by the American Legislative Exchange Council on the Conclusion of TPP Negotiations

    The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) applauds the efforts of the U.S. negotiating team that concluded the groundbreaking Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement and recognizes the hard work that went into …