In a two-part series of the National Defense Authorization Act mark-up in the House, part one looks at the Buy American Act for Navy ships: who voted in favor of it, and who did not?
Domestic solar manufacturers are staging a comeback. Here’s a look at what tariffs have meant for investment in this space, and a looming threat ahead that could undermine all of it.
Thanks to currencies worth peanuts, and weak environmental rules, China has turned three SE Asian nations into their solar-making vassal states. The 20% tariff against them is not enough. Here’s what Washington needs to do if it wants a domestic solar industry.
Another positive in the Senate’s recently passed $550 billion infrastructure bill: finding, and producing, more of the minerals that will power a post-fossil fuel economy. If not done fast, the U.S. will be wholly dependent on foreign sources of energy materials.
Senate Infrastructure: The ‘Build America, Buy America Act’ Stresses “Commonsense” Preference for US Products, Companies and Workers
We looked closer at the new Senate infrastructure bill. Title IX Build America, Buy America would be a big win for President Biden. And, potentially, for U.S. manufacturing and reshoring.
The Senate’s huge infrastructure bill includes provisions that turn the focus on domestic producers of everything from steel to personal protection equipment. The bill also calls for a review of trade agreements, including our relationship with the WTO. Here’s what we like so far.
Tony Blinken Says National Security is Economic Security, But Biden Administration Faces Major Obstacles
Secretary of State Blinken says national security and economic security go hand in hand. But the U.S. Chamber of Commerce believes that outsourcing economic might to Asia is just as important.
Goods Deficit Also Sets Monthly Record at $93.2 Billion Department of Commerce figures published this morning show that in June the U.S. reported a trade deficit of $75.7 billion, a new record for U.S. and world history. The deficit was 6.7 percent higher than the May figure, and 49.4 percent worse than the year-ago June…
A House Select Committee on Climate hearing looked at climate change policies and economic growth. They focused mostly on tax incentives and federal loans. But big OEMs like Ford may still ‘go green’ elsewhere. Here’s why.
It started with Trump. Then Biden took the baton and ran with it to introduce the first ever capital markets sanction against a country and its companies. Where the two leaders see eye-to-eye on China today, and in the near-term.