Growing Evidence Shows GSP Trade Liberalization Programs Hurt, Not Help

Original by CPA Chief Economist Jeff Ferry published in Foreign Policy News Early in June, the Senate passed its signature “China bill,” a wide-ranging piece of legislation intended to counter Beijing’s industrial rise and spur U.S. technological competitiveness. Included in the bill was a reauthorization of the longstanding Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), a tariff…

Opinion\ Declining U.S. Job Quality for People of Color

By Dan DiMicco and Jeff Ferry \ June 2021 \ The Hill As former manufacturing executives, we have seen firsthand how high-quality jobs in our industry benefit Americans from all backgrounds. We also know that the quality of jobs created – not just the quantity – matters. The troubling results of our organization’s new economic study show why. In recent…

CPA Applauds Senate Passage of Online Country of Origin Labeling Bill

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today applauded the Senate passage of Senator Tammy Baldwin’s (D-WI) COOL Online Act, which would mandate that country-of-origin labeling (COOL) be clearly and conspicuously stated in any website description of a product. This would protect Americans’ right to know where the products they buy are made…

Opinion | Will Biden’s Clean Power Grid Actually Be Made in America?

via Morning Consult President Joe Biden’s address to Congress made an ambitious case for building America’s clean energy future. Not only did the president pledge to create “millions of good-paying jobs,” but he aimed for all of his proposed advances in electric vehicles and renewable energy to be “made in America.” Helpfully, Biden even acknowledged the complexity…

Opinion | Biden jobs plan can be paid for by fixing overvalued U.S. dollar

President Biden is showing that he’s serious about his pledge to “Build Back Better.” His new $2.3 trillion “American Jobs Plan” offers a blueprint for both investing in the nation’s infrastructure and rebuilding U.S. manufacturing. Now, it’s Congress’s turn to weigh in on the specifics of the president’s proposal—and how to pay for it. If…

CPA Applauds funding for DPA in COVID Relief Package

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today praised the COVID relief package signed into law by President Joe Biden for including $10 billion in federal funding for the Defense Production Act (DPA). CPA supports reshoring supply chains in critical industries, including essential generic drugs and personal protective equipment (PPE). The COVID-19 pandemic…