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Bipartisan Group of Former Presidential Economic Advisors Call for TPA Passage

March 06, 2015 — Blog

Support for expanding American trade spans the ideological spectrum, and now a bipartisan group of former top presidential economic advisors is underscoring that fact. In a letter to congressional leaders, 14 men and women who served as chair of the President's Council of Economic Advisers are calling on Congress to pass trade promotion authority, noting that it "encourages ...

Trade Pacts Will Strengthen Our National Security

February 27, 2015 — Blog

The disturbing news from the Pacific is that China continues to beef up construction in disputed territory and spread its brand of “state capitalism.” At the same time, our allies question whether the United States is truly committed to being a ...

More Trade Will Help American Farmers and Ranchers Thrive

February 26, 2015 — Blog

America's farmers and ranchers will reap enormous benefits from expanding U.S. trade. Rural communities across the country rely heavily on the global economy for their livelihoods, but many of our agricultural exports are hitting trade barriers. That’s why passing trade promotion authority (TPA) is so important. It will help us reach ...

U.S. Agriculture Groups Support TPA

February 26, 2015 — Blog

Farmers and ranchers are rallying behind the bipartisan effort to pass trade promotion authority. Foreign demand for U.S. agriculture products is rapidly increasing, but our exports are hitting trade barriers. Passage of TPA would ensure high-standard trade agreements tear down these barriers and increase export opportunities for U.S. ...

529s Promote a ‘Culture of Saving’

February 19, 2015 — Blog

Next week, the House of Representatives will take up Rep. Lynn Jenkins's (R-KS) bill to strengthen and expand the use of 529 college savings plans. And two recent articles make a key point in their favor: 529s ...

Ryan Delegation Meets with Daughter of Jailed Malaysian Opposition Leader

February 18, 2015 — Blog

While in Malaysia to discuss ongoing trade negotiations, members of a congressional delegation led by Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) held a meeting with Nurul Izzah, the daughter of Anwar Ibrahim, who was controversially imprisoned last week. Anwar, the Malaysian opposition leader, was jailed after a government appeal overturned an original ruling that found him not ...