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American Textile Industry Praises TPA

April 21, 2015 — Blog

There's no mistaking it: TPA is picking up endorsements from all corners of the American economy. Even the U.S. textile industry has come out in strong support for the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act. And it's not hard to see why. Shortly after the bill's introduction, the

Hundreds of Local Business Groups Call for Swift Action on TPA

April 21, 2015 — Blog

This morning, local organizations representing small businesses, farms, ranchers, and workers all across the country have written to congressional leaders calling for the passage of the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act introduced last week. The nearly 300 groups signing the letter underscore the reality that job-creators and workers in local communities will fall behind if we’re not ...

Conservatives Voice Support for #TPA4USJobs

April 20, 2015 — Blog

The bipartisan trade promotion authority (TPA) bill introduced last week is earning praise from conservatives who know that expanding U.S. trade will create more opportunity and promote free enterprise. From the Wall Street Journal editorial board to Americans for Tax Reform, conservatives are making the case for ...

TPA: Good for the Farm and Ranch

April 20, 2015 — Blog

Support for TPA is strong among the American agriculture industry. Industry after industry has talked about how breaking down trade barriers is critical to selling more U.S. grown and raised food abroad. But the industry also supports TPA because of the important negotiating objectives that it lays out. These ...

American Agriculture Community Hails TPA Bill

April 20, 2015 — Blog

The headlines say it all. "Trade Promotion Authority has agriculture support," one industry magazine reported last week. "Farm organizations laud bipartisan bill to grant trade promotion authority to White House," said

What They’re Saying On TPA

April 20, 2015 — Blog

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A Trade Bill to Confront 21st Century Issues

April 17, 2015 — Blog

It would be a dramatic understatement to say the world has changed since trade promotion authority was last reauthorized in 2002. To reflect the global economy in 2015 and beyond, we need a trade agenda that confronts important 21st century issues. That’s why the newly-released Trade Priorities and Accountability Act includes

TPA Means Real Consultation

April 17, 2015 — Blog

One of the important components of TPA legislation is congressional consultation. The administration is required to consult with Congress throughout trade negotiations. Failing to do so could mean the loss of TPA protections for a trade agreement. But what exactly does it mean to “consult” with Congress? It’s a good question, and

WSJ Editorial: A Lift for Free Trade

April 17, 2015 — Blog

By The Editorial Board April 16, 2015 The big news Thursday was that Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee had reached a deal to produce a compromise bill that would give President Obama the ability to negotiate free-trade agreements with the rest of the world. The deeper news, in ...