CPA Applauds Chairman Blumenauer Bill to Fix Rampant Abuse of “De Minimis” Import Loophole

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) applauded new legislation introduced by U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee. The bill will narrow an import loophole, known as de minimis, that is used by non-market economies and counterfeiters to ship hundreds of millions of packages valued…

POLL: Majority of Voters Oppose Candidates that Support Importing Chinese Solar Panels

90% of voters think the U.S. should manufacture renewable energy domestically 70% say the U.S. should not be dependent on China and Chinese-controlled factories in Southeast Asia for solar imports Forced labor and coal use in Chinese solar supply chains, and U.S. taxpayer dollars funding purchases of Chinese solar equipment are top concerns among voters…

CPA Urges Secretary Yellen to Protect U.S. Investors from Risky, Dangerous Chinese A-share Investments

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous (CPA) urged Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen to take action to protect U.S. retail investors and pensioners from risky, dangerous Chinese A-share companies that are available via certain investment products like Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and other index funds. In December 2020, Congress passed the Holding Foreign Companies…

CPA Letter to Secretary Yellen Regarding Protecting American Investors from Risky, Dangerous A-Share Investments in Chinese Companies

CPA sent the following letter to Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen urging her to take action to protect American investors from risky and dangerous investments in Chinese A-share companies. Dear Secretary Yellen, We write to draw attention to the troubling continuation of U.S. investment in problematic – and often officially sanctioned – Chinese…

JQI Rises Slightly Amid Disappointing Monthly Job Growth

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today announced that the U.S. Private Sector Job Quality Index (JQI) rose marginally to 81.17 in December, up 0.08% from the previous month, reflecting slightly faster growth in high-wage jobs than low-wage in the month. The small rise of the JQI was driven mainly by growth…

CPA Urges Senate Judiciary Committee to Reject “Big Tech Puppet” USPTO Nominee

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today urged members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to oppose the nomination of Katherine Vidal to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). CPA’s letter outlines Ms. Vidal’s career of working on behalf of…

CPA to SEC Chairman Gensler: Prohibit Index Providers from Including U.S. Sanctioned Chinese Companies

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) urged U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Gary Gensler to prohibit inclusion of certain Chinese companies in indices, Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs), and other index funds provided by American index providers and asset managers. In the letter to Chairman Gensler, CPA outlined how four of the…

CPA Applauds Passage of Bipartisan, Bicameral Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate for passing the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, bipartisan legislation which will ensure that goods tainted with the forced labor of Uyghurs, and others, in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) — and elsewhere in…

CPA on NDAA: Bill Includes Important Provisions and Missed Opportunities

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) praised certain provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which was passed by both houses of Congress and is expected to be signed into law by President Biden shortly. Those provisions included measures that will increase procurement of domestically manufactured goods and address the growing…

CPA To BlackRock: Stop Helping Fund the CCP’s Genocide & Efforts to Undermine U.S. Economic & National Security

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today asked BlackRock CEO Larry Fink to stop aiding and abetting human rights abuses and national security risks associated by including Chinese companies in BlackRock’s iShares Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs). BlackRock, which is the world’s largest asset manager, surprisingly recommended earlier this year that investors triple their…