Congress Needs to Reestablish the Office of Technology Assessment

By Michael Stumo In 2019, a House resolution established a bipartisan “Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress” that sought to make Congress more efficient and transparent. Recently, the Committee offered a lengthy list of recommendations to improve everything from staff pay and mailing procedures to cybersecurity and communications systems. However, amidst various mundane proposals…

CPA Praises FTA Call for American-made Railcars

Supports Federal Transit Administration challenge to China railcar contract Washington. The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today praised a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) call for American-made railcars in purchases by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). In a letter to WMATA General Manager Paul Wiedefeld, FTA Deputy Administrator K. Jane Williams urged the agency…

CPA Statement on China’s WTO Compliance

Each year, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) produces a report on China’s compliance with its World Trade Organization (WTO) commitments. Ahead of this year’s report, the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) has submitted comments to the USTR. CPA’s letter focuses on China’s many broken promises, particularly in the automotive and electric…

CPA Strongly Criticizes WTO Decision on U.S. Section 301 Tariffs

Ruling is latest evidence of failed global governance Washington. The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today condemned a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling against U.S. tariffs on imports from China. The tariffs, imposed in March 2018 under Section 301 of U.S. trade law, addressed China’s longstanding practices of forced technology transfer, intellectual property theft,…