Politico: GOP: Business lobby blowing it on trade

Frustration is mounting among GOP leaders that Big Business is getting outfoxed by Big Labor. Top House Republicans believe the business community is blowing its chance to clinch a trade deal. [Reposted from Politico  |  Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman  |  May 18, 2015] Unlike unions, they say, Big Business advocates aren’t flooding Capitol phone…

CPA News Release: WTO Undermines US Sovereignty with Ruling Against Labeling Law

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2015Contact: Sara Haimowitz, Development Director[email protected] 202 688 5145   The Coalition for a Prosperous America expressed its disappointment today regarding yet another World Trade Organization ruling against US law.  A WTO Appellate Body ruled against America’s popular Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) laws for meat, determining it was a “technical…

Kearns: Stabenow stands for Michigan manufacturers

Kevin Kearns in Detroit News on Stabenow’s Manufacturing Support [Reposted from The Detroit News  |  Kevin Kearns  |  May 14, 2015] For more than a decade, Michigan manufacturers have seen their export competitiveness undercut by countries that engage in currency manipulation. This week, Sen. Debbie Stabenow took a stand against countries that illegally undervalue their…

The Hill: Pelosi: Shorten duration of ‘fast-track’ power

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday urged the Obama administration to shorten the “fast-track” window for the president’s ambitious trade agenda. [Reposted from The Hill  |  Mike Lillis  |  May 14, 2015] The White House is lobbying hard for a trade-promotion authority (TPA) bill, also known as fast-track power, that would facilitate emerging…

Roll Call vote Senate Currency/Trade Remedies bill

  Here is the official roll call for the Senate vote on the currency manipulation/trade remedy improvement bill yesterday, May 14, 2015.  CPA supports this bill. Vote SummaryQuestion: On Passage of the Bill (H.R. 644, As Amended )Vote Number:    179    Vote Date:    May 14, 2015, 12:28 PMRequired For Majority:    3/5    Vote Result:    Bill PassedMeasure Number:  …

Japan Times: Go Slow on TPP

No need for haste on TPP deal The 12 countries taking part in the negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement will hold ministerial-level talks in late May in the Philippines, following talks among their chief negotiators in Guam. As the countries step up their efforts to reach a broad agreement on major…