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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 ...

Trade Promotion Authority What It Means

April 16, 2015 — Blog

Trade Agreements Are Good For American Workers, Job Creators, and Our National Security One in five American jobs is tied to trade. Thats 38 million jobs in total. And jobs that are tied to trade pay, on average, 18 percent more. If we want to grow our economy, we need to sell more American-made goods and services abroad. More than ...

New for TPA in 2015: An Off-Switch and More

April 16, 2015 — Blog

The Trade Priorities and Accountability Act introduced yesterday represents an important step forward for America’s trade agenda. The bill is similar to legislation introduced last year, but includes a number of important modifications and improvements. The bill adds additional transparency requirements, elevates promoting human rights to a ...

FAQ: The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act

April 16, 2015 — Blog

What is TPA?
Trade Promotion Authority—or TPA—is a partnership between Congress and the administration that helps secure the most effective trade agreements possible. It has three main components: a list of congressionally-prescribed negotiating objectives that sets priorities for the administration to follow; robust consultation and transparency requirements that give ...

The Death Tax: The ‘Wrong Tax at the Wrong Time’

April 16, 2015 — Blog

Today, the House will vote on a bipartisan bill to permanently repeal the death tax. In recent weeks, the Ways and Means Committee has heard from a wide range of people—from family farmers and ranchers to small- and minority-business owners—on why we ...

No, TPA has nothing to do with do with the 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 Asia–Pacific partners and allies, called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The latest is to tie these trade measures to the president’s immigration agenda—and it has no basis in fact. For starters, temporary ...

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. ...