STATEMENT FROM JIM DOYLE, PRESIDENT, BUSINESS FORWARD REGARDING THE HOUSE PASSING THE “SAVE THE INTERNET ACT”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Jana Plat jplat@businessfwd.org (805) 207-5741 April 10, 2019, Washington, DC—Jim Doyle, President of Business Forward, released the following statement regarding the House passing the “Save the Internet Act:” Today, the House passed meaningful net neutrality legislation. It’s a big step forward and the result of a lot of hard work by Democrats. But a bill that can only pass one half of Congress isn’t a real solution. We need a bipartisan...

STATEMENT FROM JIM DOYLE, PRESIDENT, BUSINESS FORWARD ON HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE’S ADVANCEMENT OF NET NEUTRALITY LEGISLATION

March 26, 2019, Washington, DC—Jim Doyle, President of Business Forward, issued the following statement in response to the House Communications Subcommittee advancement today of the Save the Internet Act of 2019. “Business Forward has done hundreds of briefings on technology issues with business leaders across the country, and one thing is clear: outside of Washington, net neutrality isn’t a partisan issue. Just about everyone supports rules to prevent blocking, throttling, and...

Business Leaders to politicians “Respect the rule of law”

New report shows business leaders’ concerns over attacks President Trump and Congress have leveled at America’s courts Washington, DC, March 7, 2019 – Business Forward today released a report, Business Leaders on an Independent Judiciary, outlining concerns from business leaders across the country about attacks on the judiciary by President Trump and some in Congress. “The President has attacked individual judges, the 9th Circuit, the principal of judicial oversight, the...

STATEMENT FROM JIM DOYLE, PRESIDENT, BUSINESS FORWARD ON NEWLY INTRODUCED NET NEUTRALITY LEGISLATION

March 6, 2019, Washington, DC—Jim Doyle, President of Business Forward, issued the following statement in response to today’s introduction of the Save the Internet Act of 2019. “I commend Chairman Pallone and his Committee for taking this step. Net neutrality affects everyone, but it is critical to small businesses and start-ups. To pass their bill, the Bill’s sponsors will need Republican votes. To win Republican votes, they may need to make some changes, particularly to Title II....

Business Forward Launches Solutions 2020 Initiative

100,000+ local business leaders to brief presidential candidates on ways to grow the U.S. economy and expand economic opportunity. CONTACT Jana Plat, jplat@businessfwd.org, (805) 207-5741 Tony Baker, tbaker@businessfwd.org, (310) 593-3680 Washington, D.C. (February 14, 2019) – Business Forward today launched its Solutions 2020 program, an ambitious effort to help local business leaders brief presidential candidates, their campaign staff, and policymakers likely to shape the 2020...

Statement by Business Forward President Jim Doyle in Response to the State of the Union Address

Washington, DC—Business Forward President Jim Doyle released the following statement after President Trump’s State of the Union Address: “President Trump tonight claimed credit for America’s job growth, but his misguided steel tariffs raised prices for American manufacturers and the Americans who buy their products. While we absolutely need to end unfair trade practices, the current tariffs are hurting U.S. exports. When our trading partners retaliated with tariffs...

Business Forward Report on Higher Education Cites Negative Impact of Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric

January 31, 2019 CONTACT: Tony Baker tbaker@businessfwd.org 310-593-3680 Business Forward Report on Higher Education Cites Negative Impact of Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Washington, DC – Business Forward Foundation released an updated report, The “Trump Slump” in Higher Ed,  that demonstrates how the Trump administration’s cuts to work visa programs and negative rhetoric about immigrants, Muslims, and Mexicans are discouraging international students from enrolling in American universities....

Business Forward Report on Net Neutrality Cites High Cost of Inaction

January 30, 2019 CONTACT: Nat Wood nwood@businessfwd.org 410-507-7898 Business Forward Report on Net Neutrality Cites High Cost of Inaction Washington, DC – Business Forward today issued a report, The High Cost of Doing Nothing on Net Neutrality, calling on Congress to take action on net neutrality and avoid the high costs of delay and uncertainty. Business Forward has organized hundreds of briefings across the country on technology and innovation, collecting recommendations from local...

Business Forward: Tariffs are Destroying Demand for Products Manufactured in U.S.

Steel Index Shows U.S. Price Disadvantage Nearly Doubled with Tariffs Business Forward, Inc. published its latest American Steel Index report today. The monthly report compares the prices American manufacturers and their foreign competitors pay for hot- and cold-rolled steel. U.S. steel prices have risen 7.4 percent since February, while competitors’ prices have fallen 9.8 percent. Click HERE to read the report. The difference between U.S. and competitors’ prices is 1.8 times larger since...

Business Forward Calls on Acting Attorney General to Respect the Rule of Law

Business Leaders Call for an Independent Judiciary Business Forward today released a new report, Business Leaders on an Independent Judiciary, which features business leaders across the country responding to attacks on the judiciary by President Trump and some in Congress. “Business leaders can abide politicians questioning a judge’s reasoning, but they draw the line at questioning that judge’s authority or disregarding court orders altogether,” said Jim Doyle, President of Business...