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Tech Backs TPA
April 27, 2015
There’s no doubt about it: The tech industry is going big for the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act. “Industry hails tech promotion authority bill,” writes Broadcasting & Cable. “Tech companies and trade groups come out in support of the Trade Priorities Act,” reports National Journal. Or as the Information Technology Industry Council put it, “Tech speaks with one voice in support of TPA.” These are America’s moviemakers, software developers, and computer manufacturers—the people who drive... More
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More Conservatives Speak Out in Favor of TPA
April 27, 2015
“TPA has a long and honorable history of conservative support,” writes Iain Murray at National Review. And that support is only growing, as conservatives across the country are throwing their weight behind the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act. Just last week, Americans for Tax Reform and 19 other conservative groups signed a letter in support of TPA. “TPA is a necessary step to get Congress moving on a long-stalled trade agenda,” the letter said. “Without it, there is little hope that thi... More
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Paul Ryan Pushes TPA on the Radio
April 27, 2015
This morning, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) spoke to Bill Bennett on his show Morning in America. Chairman Ryan discussed the imperative of expanding American trade with other countries and the way TPA holds the president accountable throughout trade negotiations. Excerpts of his appearance are below, and audio of the entire conversation can be found here. On the importance of trade agreements: "The reason we need trade agreements with other countries is two-fold. Nine... More
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Ryan Delivers Weekly Republican Address
April 25, 2015
WASHINGTON — In this week's Republican Address, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) discusses advancing America's trade agenda with more accountability and transparency by establishing trade promotion authority. The address concludes a busy week, during which the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act was successfully passed by the committee and sent to the full House of Representatives. The full text of the Chairman's address is available below. The video is available to v... More
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10 Things TPA Is & Isn’t About
April 24, 2015
This week, the House Ways & Means Committee approved H.R. 1890, the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act (TPA), legislati... More
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