Internal White House documents allege manufacturing decline increases abortions, infertility, and spousal abuse

White House officials working on trade policy were alarmed last month when a top adviser to President Trump circulated a two-page document that alleged a weakened manufacturing sector leads to an increase in abortion, spousal abuse, divorce and infertility, two people familiar with the matter said. [Damian Paletta | October 17, 2017 | Washington Post]…

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Press Release: Domestic Producers Support Several Administration NAFTA Proposals

Washington ~ The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) expressed support for several Trump administration proposals changing NAFTA. Those proposals include: 1.Increased reciprocity in government procurement; 2.Stronger rules of origin; 3.Automatic sunsetting of NAFTA after five years. “The multinational offshoring lobby and foreign governments want to continue the unbalanced NAFTA relationship,” said Dan DiMicco, CPA…

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Sources: USTR shared NAFTA proposals with Capitol Hill despite interagency opposition

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has shared controversial proposals it intends to table in the NAFTA negotiations with the congressional committees of jurisdiction even though other government agencies objected to moving forward with them, sources said, leaving some to question whether the interagency process is broken. [Jenny Leonard | September 27, 2017 |…

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If This Is a Trade War, China’s Winning

SHANGHAI— Steve Bannon, the recently departed White House chief strategist, asserts that, “We’re at economic war with China.” If that’s the case, Beijing seems supremely confident of victory. Eight months into a Trump presidency, the Chinese leadership has offered a few gestures to placate the U.S.—lifting a ban on U.S. beef was one—while pressing its…

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NAFTA should reinstate meat labeling

While many across America have focused on the wreckage of American factories caused by the North American Free Trade Agreement, more families saw their livelihoods impacted by NAFTA hammering America’s beef industry. [Mike Schultz and Martin Rosas | September 25, 2017 | National Grid] As a family farmer in Brewster and a union president who represents thousands…

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