Stephen DeMaura

Posted August 09, 2014

The United States and the European Union leveled new sanctions against Russia this month, further ramping up tensions between Western nations and their former Cold War adversary, the latest round of which focuses on the country's energy, defense, and financial industries

Posted May 31, 2014

The ancient Roman historian Livy observed that “the unknown always inspires terror.” That was not a novel idea for the Romans – fear of the unknown is as old as humanity itself. Much more recently, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld reminded us just how many kinds of “unknowns” there were to fear.

Posted April 05, 2014

We need to send an unequivocal message to Vladimir Putin and the Russian oligarchs that the United States and the European Union are more committed than ever to our transatlantic alliance. Fostering closer trade ties a clear path to doing just that, as well as stimulating our economy and creating new and better jobs along the way.

Posted March 26, 2014

American companies have yet to fully recover from the Great Recession, labor markets remain volatile, and the national debt continues to grow now more than $17 trillion. And yet recent reports indicate that one federal government agency is continuing to hand out taxpayer-backed money to foreign and state-sponsored companies--many of which are already flush with resources--all the while leaving American-based employers twisting in the wind.

Posted March 18, 2014

U.S. House Congressional Democrats recently brought together a coalition consisting of 26 members to pressure their Republican colleagues to join them in reauthorizing the charter of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

Posted February 26, 2014

The passage of trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation is of vital importance to the 21st Century American economy. TPA facilitates trade agreements by giving negotiators the tools they need to strike the best deal possible on behalf of American companies, farmers and workers.

Posted February 05, 2014

A recent U.S. Senate hearing on the “Oversight and Reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States” has renewed scrutiny against the Ex-Im Bank.

Posted January 22, 2014

In the wake of Congress’ least productive year in recent history, the American people are growing increasingly frustrated with their government institutions and are looking for Congress to come together and pass consensus-based legislation.

Posted January 08, 2014

Competition among airlines is growing fiercer each and every day. And typically competition is an excellent market force, as it drives prices down and oftentimes ensures that the most efficient airline succeeds. Unfortunately, this has not been the case as of late.

Posted November 27, 2013

Governments in the Middle East recently announced that they would be collectively spending $162.6 billion to purchase aircrafts for their respective airlines. Meanwhile, the American airline industry is fighting to stay afloat in spite of actions taken by our federal government.

Posted November 19, 2013

Boeing has just received the largest state subsidy in the history of the United States--netting $8.7 billion in tax breaks--courtesy of the Washington State Legislature and its taxpayers.

Posted November 10, 2013

President Barack Obama has shown that he is willing to ignore reason and logic time and time again in order to further to his philosophical agenda.

Posted October 16, 2013

A national energy security summit hosted by Securing America’s Future Energy Foundation (SAFE) and its sister organization the Electrification Coalition is set to take place in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, and will focus on how the United States' rapidly changing energy and transportation markets present an opportunity to end foreign dependence on oil.

Posted September 10, 2013

An Australian mining company, Roy Hill, is set to receive $650 million in long-term financing from the United States’ Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank).

Posted July 17, 2013

Our country should not be financing a race to the bottom, where corporations are competing in an international subsidy bidding war that leaves our employers at a disadvantage.

Posted April 28, 2013

Republicans in Ohio last week took an important step toward broad tax reform when the state House of Representatives approved an across-the-board reduction in the personal income tax.

Posted February 10, 2013

Boeing’s recent stumbles with its new 787 Dreamliner have again brought into question what role U.S. taxpayers should play in subsidizing the giant airplane manufacturer.

Posted December 05, 2012

In today’s dicey job market, thousands of U.S. jobs are being threatened, but not only by foreign competition, financial collapse, or one of the other common foes of employment we are used to seeing in the headlines. The enemy of vast numbers of American retail workers is an unfair sales tax policy that targets local, brick-and-mortar businesses with the responsibility of collecting and remitting sales tax while allowing Internet-based merchants off the hook. It is unfair, and it has been going on for 20 years.

Posted September 08, 2012

In two months, voters will be faced with a choice between two fundamentally different approaches to America’s economic challenges: one that advocates for tremendous investments from the federal government to restart the economy and another that allows the regulatory and financial flexibility to let the market and small businesses drive economic growth.

Posted August 18, 2012

Green energy has become a focal point of President Obama’s jobs agenda. Through generous taxpayer-funded loans and federal regulations, the administration has promised to prop up clean energy initiatives in order to grow the economy and protect the environment. Unfortunately, it is Obama’s allies that have received the boost, as opposed to the American workers.