Top Senate Dem: Obama’s Asia-Pacific trade deal is dead

[JORDAIN CARNEY| November 11, 2016 |The Hill] Sen. Charles Schumer is signaling that President Obama’s signature trade agreement won’t clear Congress, roughly two days after Republican Donald Trump — who opposes the deal — won the White House.  A source familiar with the New York Democrat’s remarks said he told the AFL-CIO executive council that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell(R-Ky.)…

DeLauro declares victory on TPP

[Daily News | November 11, 2016 |Inside US Trade] Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), a leading Trans-Pacific Partnership opponent, is declaring victory now that the trade deal is highly unlikely to be taken up by Congress anytime soon, if ever. DeLauro, in a statement, lauded the “news” that the the administration will not pursue TPP in…

Trump will quit TPP in first days

[ADAM BEHSUDI and NANCY COOK | November 10, 2016 |Politico] President-elect Donald Trump plans to move quickly to fulfill some of his most controversial campaign promises related to what he derided as “job-killing” trade policies, according to an internal transition team document shared with POLITICO. Within the first 100 days, his administration will drop out of the…

Warren offers Democrats path forward in Trump era

[ GABRIEL DEBENEDETTI and MADELINE CONWAY | November 10, 2016 |Politico] With Hillary Clinton cast aside as the torchbearer for the Democratic Party, Elizabeth Warren is trying to pick up the flame. Clearly aiming to provide Democrats with a path forward in the Donald Trump era, the progressive hero lit into the president-elect with her typical force during…

Trade, RFS Among Issues NFU Ready to Tackle with Trump Administration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 14, 2016 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106[email protected] WASHINGTON (November 14, 2016) – National Farmers Union (NFU) extended a congratulatory letter to President-elect Donald J. Trump, outlining opportunities to work together with the new administration on several common ground farm policy issues. “We appreciate the attention that Mr. Trump paid to issues that affect family…