Clinton campaign transition chief has pushed for TPP

The new chairman of Hillary Clinton’s transition team has been an outspoken supporter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and works for a firm that lobbied for trade policy issues as recently as this spring, a review of congressional lobbying records and articles shows. [Megan Cassella | August 16, 2016 | Politico] Ken Salazar, a former U.S. senator and…

Stefanik (R-NY-21) announces TPP opposition

by Michael Stumo Good news… Rep Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) announced her opposition to TPP last week. It shows that our CPA strategy to work with state and local trade associations is working. Stefanik was a member of the Bush 43 White House. She directed debate prep for Paul Ryan as Romney’s VP candidate. She is……

Obama puts Congress on notice: TPP is coming

The White House put Congress on notice Friday morning that it will be sending lawmakers a bill to implement President Barack Obama’s landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement – a move intended to infuse new energy into efforts to ratify the flat-lining trade pact. [Adam Behsudi | August 12, 2016 | Politico] The submission of the draft Statement of Administration…

How the China Shock, Deep and Swift, Spurred the Rise of Trump

HICKORY, N.C.—In the late 1990s, this furniture-making hub seemed sheltered from the disruptive forces of globalization. Laid-off steelworkers from West Virginia, Tennessee and beyond streamed here for new jobs building beds, tables and chairs for American homes. The unemployment rate fell below 2%. [Bob Davis and Jon Hilsenrath| Wall Street Journal] These days, Hickory is still suffering…