CPA News Release: WTO Undermines US Sovereignty with Ruling Against Labeling Law

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2015Contact: Sara Haimowitz, Development Director[email protected] 202 688 5145   The Coalition for a Prosperous America expressed its disappointment today regarding yet another World Trade Organization ruling against US law.  A WTO Appellate Body ruled against America’s popular Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) laws for meat, determining it was a “technical…

Kearns: Stabenow stands for Michigan manufacturers

Kevin Kearns in Detroit News on Stabenow’s Manufacturing Support [Reposted from The Detroit News  |  Kevin Kearns  |  May 14, 2015] For more than a decade, Michigan manufacturers have seen their export competitiveness undercut by countries that engage in currency manipulation. This week, Sen. Debbie Stabenow took a stand against countries that illegally undervalue their…

The Hill: Pelosi: Shorten duration of ‘fast-track’ power

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday urged the Obama administration to shorten the “fast-track” window for the president’s ambitious trade agenda. [Reposted from The Hill  |  Mike Lillis  |  May 14, 2015] The White House is lobbying hard for a trade-promotion authority (TPA) bill, also known as fast-track power, that would facilitate emerging…

Roll Call vote Senate Currency/Trade Remedies bill

  Here is the official roll call for the Senate vote on the currency manipulation/trade remedy improvement bill yesterday, May 14, 2015.  CPA supports this bill. Vote SummaryQuestion: On Passage of the Bill (H.R. 644, As Amended )Vote Number:    179    Vote Date:    May 14, 2015, 12:28 PMRequired For Majority:    3/5    Vote Result:    Bill PassedMeasure Number:  …

Japan Times: Go Slow on TPP

No need for haste on TPP deal The 12 countries taking part in the negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement will hold ministerial-level talks in late May in the Philippines, following talks among their chief negotiators in Guam. As the countries step up their efforts to reach a broad agreement on major…

Roll Call for Senate TPA Cloture Vote – Official

  This is the official Senate roll call vote for TPA yesterday, May 14, 2015. Vote SummaryQuestion: On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed (Upon Reconsideration, Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 1314 )Vote Number:    180    Vote Date:    May 14, 2015, 01:55 PMRequired For Majority:    3/5    Vote Result:    Cloture on…