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Survey Says: Americans Embracing Free Trade

May 05, 2015 — Blog

For the first time in more than 15 years, more Americans say free trade helps rather than hurts our economy. That's the takeaway from a new poll out this morning. According to the NBC News-Wall Street Journal

Rep. McClintock: I Support Trade Promotion Authority. Here’s Why.

May 05, 2015 — Blog

By Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) It's said that when the plan for the ancient city of Alexandria was presented to the great Alexander, his master builder pointed with pride to an ingenious way to honor the city’s namesake. All of the city’s water supply would be channeled to a great central fountain featuring a giant statue of Alexander, and then flow from it to the surrounding city. When ...

Farm States Plead for TPA

May 04, 2015 — Blog

“The U.S. pork industry, U.S. agriculture, indeed the entire U.S. economy needs TPA, and we need it soon.” That’s the message from one pork producer in Iowa. But it’s a message that is being amplified all across America's agricultural states. It isn’t ...

Ways and Means Members Write Op-Eds in Support of Trade Promotion Authority

April 29, 2015 — Blog

Trade promotion authority, or TPA, is quickly becoming a well-known term both here in Washington and throughout the nation—the case for increasing transparency, accountability, and leveling the playing field for American workers through better trade agreements grows stronger by the day. As the conversation goes on, it’s clear that more trade will create better jobs and more opportunity. ...

Balancing China in the Asia-Pacific

April 28, 2015 — Blog

Last week, Chairman Paul Ryan delivered the Weekly Republican Address, and he posed the following question: “Is China going to write the rules of the global economy, or are we?” The best thing the Unites States can do right now to level the playing field for American workers is pass

More Conservatives Speak Out in Favor of TPA

April 27, 2015 — Blog

“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

Paul Ryan Pushes TPA on the Radio

April 27, 2015 — Blog

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

10 Things TPA Is & Isn’t About

April 24, 2015 — Blog

This week, the House Ways & Means Committee approved H.R. 1890, the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act ...

What a Week

April 24, 2015 — Blog

The House Ways and Means Committee had a busy week, promoting America's trade agenda, advancing important new trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation, and holding the IRS accountable for the harm it caused taxpayers this tax-filing season. And the Committee finally returned to