Politico: Trade pact foes regroup after setback

They experienced the thrill of an unexpected victory, thwarting President Barack Obama’s trade agenda in a dramatic showdown on the House floor. [Reposted from Politico  |  Lauren French  |  June 18, 2015] A week later, House Democrats appear to be on the verge of an agonizing defeat. But facing that sudden reversal of fortune, lawmakers…

Pelosi: No Path Forward On Key Trade Measure

WASHINGTON — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) provided a grim outlook on Thursday about the future of legislation funding a worker aid program that will be key for pushing President Barack Obama’s trade agenda over the finish line. [Reposted from the Huffington Post  |  Laura Barron-Lopez  |  June 18, 2015] The program, known as…

R-CALF: R-CALF USA Applauds USTR Request to Arbitrate COOL; Urges Congress to Not Interfere with Arbitration Process

R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America–“Fighting for the U.S.Cattle Producer” For Immediate Release June 18, 2015  Billings, Mont. – On Tuesday, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) formally triggered an arbitration process with Canada regarding country of origin labeling (COOL) at the World Trade Organization (WTO). The purpose of the arbitration process is to determine the…