Reed Fights for American Workers, Jobs; Opposes Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement

  Tom Reed announced his opposition to the Obama administration’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Agreement.  “I care about protecting American jobs and workers,” said Reed. “This agreement leaves too many questions about the way forward and has been rushed in order to advance President Obama’s legacy, rather than being thoroughly hashed out to ensure America…

Michele Nash-Hoff: CPA Releases Competitiveness Strategy for the United States

For several years, organizations and elected representatives in Congress have proposed developing a national manufacturing strategy. For example, the Information Technology& Innovation Foundation (ITIF) released a  report, “The Case for a National Manufacturing Strategy,” in April 2011 and the  Alliance for American Manufacturing has repeatedly put forward a “Plan to Save Manufacturing,” calling for a…

Bloomington Newsroom: How to move U.S. manufacturing forward: Experts offer strategies at IU conference

INDIANAPOLIS — The U.S. manufacturing industry is poised to enter a new era of strength despite hurdles that include a lack of skilled workers and tangled trade and tax policies, according to panelists at a conference convened by Indiana University. [Reposted from Bloomington Newsroom  |  November 10, 2015] The conference, “U.S. Manufacturing and Public Policy:…

TPP Financial Services Chapter Opens Door To Broader ISDS Claims

  Updated: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) chapter on financial services gives private firms in that sector broader grounds to sue member governments than previous U.S. free trade agreements by incorporating obligations for parties to accord a “minimum standard of treatment” to financial services investments and subjecting that commitment to investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). November 10,…

Obama’s Trade Deal is in Trouble

  President Obama’s trade deal with 11 other Pacific Rim countries is in deep trouble with Congress. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) haven’t decided whether they’re going to support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) — even after they helped the president win fast-track authority in a bruising interparty fight…

CAF: Donald Trump Was Correct About TPP And China

When talking about trade and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Republican candidate Donald Trump was correct about China. [Reposted from the Campaign for America’s Future blog  |  Dave Johnson  |  Novmeber 12, 2015] In the fourth Republican debate that took place in Milwaukee Tuesday, a moderator asked about Trump’s opposition to TPP. ● Moderator: “… the…

Leo Gerard: The TPP: Another Deadly Trade Deal

Americans who once earned family-supporting wages working in factories, foundries and mills across this country began destroying themselves at a shocking rate five years after implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). [Reposted from Campaign for America’s Future  |  Leo Gerard  |  November 0, 2015] That’s because such deals – schemes exactly like…

Breitbart: CAMPAIGN MGR ON TPP: TRUMP COMMITTED TO BILATERAL RENEGOTIATIONS, SEEKING TWO-THIRDS VOTE IN SENATE

On Wednesday’s Breitbart News Daily on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125, Donald Trump’s campaign manager said Trump is committed to renegotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement with the 11 nations and then honoring the Constitution by getting two-thirds of the Senate to approve those bilateral agreements. [Reposted from Breitbart  |  Tony Lee  |  November 11,…