Accountability, Transparency, and Effective Oversight

April 16, 2015 — Blog

The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act (TPA) will help deliver the strongest possible trade agreements that will boost American exports and benefit American workers, manufacturers, farmers, ranchers, and job creators. Ninety-six percent of the worlds customers are outside the ...

Making Trade Negotiations More Transparent and Accountable

April 16, 2015 — Blog

Trade Promotion Authorityor TPAis a partnership between Congress and the administration that ensures the United States secures the most effective trade agreements possible. TPA also brings greater transparency to the negotiating process by empowering Congress to conduct vigorous oversight and hold the administration ...

No, TPA has nothing to do with do with President’s immigration agenda

April 16, 2015 — Blog

Opponents of expanding American exports are going to great lengths to attack trade promotion authority (TPA) as well as a trade agreement currently being negotiated with our AsiaPacific partners and allies, called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The latest is to tie these trade measures to the presidents immigration agendaand it has no basis in fact. ...

Cleaning Up the IRS Starts Today

April 15, 2015 — Blog

"The IRS works for the taxpayer, not the other way around," as Chairman Ryan said not long ago. Or at least it should. It sure doesn't feel that way on April 15—Tax Day. And over the past few years, the IRS has sapped public faith in the institution through mismanagement and outright abuse of power:

Across the Country, Newspapers Support Trade Promotion Authority

April 15, 2015 — Blog

Editorial boards across the country are speaking out in favor of expanding U.S. trade with other countries. With 96 percent of the world's customers outside the U.S., American job creators need to sell more products overseas to create more jobs here at home. And these opinion leaders understand that the first key step to expanding U.S. trade is passing trade promotion authority. The Washington ...

ISDSWhat’s That?

March 31, 2015 — Blog

Trade-deal doomsayers are raising a stink about one of the more mundane procedures of trade law: the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). These critics are determined to torpedo job-creating trade agreements, and theyre ...

SecDef: Trade Enhances U.S. Security

March 26, 2015 — Blog

Expandingand deepening trade relationships produces stronger national security. That was the message today from newly confirmed Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter. And he's calling for a "full-court press" to advance American trade with other ...

Minority Business Leaders Call for Death Tax Repeal

March 25, 2015 — Blog

?Lastweek, the Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee heard from family businesses and farmers struggling to pay or simply plan for the death tax. This hearing highlighted real people who work hard and save for their whole lives so they can pass on their family farms or businesses to loved ones. But these very people face overwhelming burdens thanks to death ...

Moving Past the SGR What it Means

March 24, 2015 — Blog

This week, the House has an opportunity to finally move beyond one of the more problematic policy issues of this century: the sustainable growth rate (SGR). This flawed Medicare formula, which regularly threatens huge cuts to reimbursements for seniors' care, has borne a cycle of funding crises and short-term fixes since 2003. It has also created instability for seniors ...