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NEWSFLASH: Vote on Trade Agreement Still Months Away

June 10, 2015 — Blog

As the House approaches a vote on trade promotion authority—or TPA—opponents are doing their very best to confuse people by conflating two completely different things: a procedural mechanism for trade agreements and an actual agreement itself. With all the acronyms floating around—TPA, TPP, TTIP, TAA, TISA—some confusion is understandable. But let’s cut ...

Conservative Support for TPA

June 09, 2015 — Blog

Ted Cruz and Paul Ryan: Putting Congress in Charge on Trade Condoleezza Rice: Restore America’s Standing Through Trade Jeb Hensarling: 

Even with the Subsidies, Obamacare Isn’t Affordable Care

June 04, 2015 — Blog

Soon the Supreme Court will decide whether the administration broke the law by providing Obamacare subsidies on the federal health insurance exchange. Although the law, as written, is pretty clear—subsidies for state exchanges only—Obamacare’s defenders are urging the Court to turn a blind eye to the law’s text. Turning off the subsidies will

Better than NAFTA: TPA Is a 21st Century Approach to Trade

June 04, 2015 — Blog

TPA requires that U.S. negotiators go beyond NAFTA to achieve trade agreements beneficial for the U.S. economy and our national security by meeting expansive, 21st century negotiating objectives. Agriculture: Updated provisions seek robust and enforceable rules on sanitary and phytosanitary measures and address improper use of geographical indications. We are seeking ...

The Surprising True Story of NAFTA

June 04, 2015 — Blog

The United States has a large trade SURPLUS with NAFTA, excluding oil/energy trade NAFTA is generating large and consistent U.S. trade surpluses:  Excluding crude oil and other energy products trade, the United States had an overall trade surplus with Canada and Mexico of $41.4 billion in 2014. Our NAFTA trade surplus extends across all three major ...