McGinty statement on Toomey’s trade flip-flop: “Sorry, Senator Toomey, but we’re not buying it.”

Philadelphia, PA (August 17, 2016) – U.S. Senate candidate Katie McGinty released the following statement after Senator Pat Toomey, a longtime proponent of bad trade deals, attempted to flip-flop his position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal this morning. [August 17, 2016 | Katie McGinty] “Pat Toomey has spent his entire career pushing bad trade deals…

Clinton campaign transition chief has pushed for TPP

The new chairman of Hillary Clinton’s transition team has been an outspoken supporter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and works for a firm that lobbied for trade policy issues as recently as this spring, a review of congressional lobbying records and articles shows. [Megan Cassella | August 16, 2016 | Politico] Ken Salazar, a former U.S. senator and…

Stefanik (R-NY-21) announces TPP opposition

by Michael Stumo Good news… Rep Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) announced her opposition to TPP last week. It shows that our CPA strategy to work with state and local trade associations is working. Stefanik was a member of the Bush 43 White House. She directed debate prep for Paul Ryan as Romney’s VP candidate. She is……

Obama puts Congress on notice: TPP is coming

The White House put Congress on notice Friday morning that it will be sending lawmakers a bill to implement President Barack Obama’s landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement – a move intended to infuse new energy into efforts to ratify the flat-lining trade pact. [Adam Behsudi | August 12, 2016 | Politico] The submission of the draft Statement of Administration…

How the China Shock, Deep and Swift, Spurred the Rise of Trump

HICKORY, N.C.—In the late 1990s, this furniture-making hub seemed sheltered from the disruptive forces of globalization. Laid-off steelworkers from West Virginia, Tennessee and beyond streamed here for new jobs building beds, tables and chairs for American homes. The unemployment rate fell below 2%. [Bob Davis and Jon Hilsenrath| Wall Street Journal] These days, Hickory is still suffering…