Press Release: CPA Appoints DiMicco and O’Shaughnessy as Chairman and Vice Chairman

Washington~ The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) announced today that effective April 11th, 2017, Mr. Daniel DiMicco will serve as Chairman. DiMicco, former CEO of Nucor Corp, America’s largest steel company, was a member of President Obama’s Manufacturing Council and most recently headed then President-elect Trump’s trade transition team.  “I am proud to have been appointed Chairman…

TPP negotiator attacked by Breitbart rejoining U.S. trade office

Andrew Quinn, a White House trade adviser who has come under fire from conservatives for his role in negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership, is being reassigned to the United States Trade Representative’s office, three administration officials told POLITICO. [ANDREW RESTUCCIA, ALEX ISENSTADT and NAHAL TOOSI] April 6th, 2017 [Politico] The decision comes after Breitbart News and conservatives raised concerns about the…

When Solar Panels Became Job Killers

WUHAN, China — Russell Abney raised two children on solar power. The 49-year-old Georgia Tech graduate worked for the last decade in Perrysburg, Ohio, a suburb of Toledo, pulling a good salary as an equipment engineer for the largest American solar-panel maker. [KEITH BRADSHER] April 8th, 2017 [The New York Times] On the other side of…

Ross: U.S., China agree to a ‘100-day plan’ on trade

The U.S. and China have established a “100-day plan” on trade following a breakthrough in discussions between President Trump and his Chinese counterpart, according to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. [Dan Dupont] April 7th, 2017 [Inside US Trade] Briefing reporters after Trump’s meeting with China’s president, Xi Jinping, Ross – flanked by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin…

British Trade Boost Shows Currency Devaluation Works

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director Establishment free traders often claim trade policy reform is futile, urging us instead to simply trust the free market. Recent experience in Britain shows that one trade policy—currency devaluation—does work, and pretty quickly too. Despite imports growing more expensive, both consumption and exports increased. The British trade deficit has,…