What the CHIPS Act Really Means for U.S. Semiconductor Manufacturers

CPA chief economist Jeff Ferry says the CHIPS Act is needed to counter China’s rise in the semiconductor space, and that the R&D component of the bill needs to include guardrails so American academia isn’t beta-testing and researching new chips in partnership with Chinese universities and companies.

CPA Demands Restoration of CHIPS Act Provision Preventing Taxpayer Funded Research from Benefitting China

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today criticized the Senate for passing the $250 billion CHIPS Act after removing an anti-China security measure that would bar U.S. companies from manufacturing products in China, such as semiconductors, that were developed using federally funded research. Numerous U.S. government investigations, including the Section 301 investigation,…

CPA Economists to Testify to USITC on How Tariffs Grow the Economy and Protect National Security

WASHINGTON — This morning, two economists from the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) will testify in a U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) hearing on how tariffs benefit American workers, domestic producers, and the U.S. economy. The USITC hearings will focus specifically on the Section 232 tariffs on specific industries, and the Section 301 tariffs…

The Importance of Tariffs on the U.S. Solar Market

  By Amanda Mayoral   This article is an expanded version of testimony delivered by Ms. Mayoral to the U.S. International Trade Commission on July 22, 2022.   In his first State of the Union address, President Biden said “When I think about climate change, I think jobs”. I believe the president is correct about…

How Steel Tariffs Are Helping US Workers

This article is an expanded version of testimony delivered by Mr. Ferry to the U.S. International Trade Commission on July 22, 2022.   The Section 232 steel tariffs have benefited the U.S. steel industry and its workforce American steelworkers earned an average of $117,200 last year, making steel one of the best-paying industrial sectors in…

Senator Grassley Chooses Foreign Kingdom’s Subsidized Fertilizer Over Florida and Illinois Producers, Abandons Claimed Principles

By Charles Benoit, CPA Trade Counsel Last month, President Biden stunned the trade community around the world when he announced a two-year legal immunity from our anti-dumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) laws for solar panels imported from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand or Vietnam (including Chinese ones that illegally circumvent duties through those countries). International cartels and…

CPA Coalition Letter to House Rules Committee Re Preventing Investing in Chinese Companies Undermining Basic Human Rights, American Values, and Interests

CPA sent the following letter to the House Rules Committee requesting they make in order amendments to the FY2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would prevent individuals, entities, and the U.S. government from investing in harmful entities that undermine U.S. values, basic human rights, and the stated security objectives and interests of the U.S.…