‘No good deed goes unpunished,’ trade official says of scrutiny of his luxury travel

[ Lisa Rein| September 19, 2016 | The Washington Post] Top Senate Republicans are demanding that Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker explain how the luxurious travel habits of her top trade deputy escaped her notice and whether she has examined the expenses of additional agency employees. The questions from John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee…

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USW: Our current trade policies are not working for America’s steel workers

Below is a letter from the United Steel Workers (USW) to Representative Tim Murphy (PA-18) and Representative Peter Visclosky (IN-01) thanking them for their efforts on fighting for the steel industry and reinforcing the dangers of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Click here to view the letter. Representative Tim Murphy 2332 Rayburn Bldg.,Washington, D.C. 20515 Representative Peter Visclosky…

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Sovereignty eroding: India challenges state Buy American rules at WTO

India has taken the first step toward dispute settlement at the World Trade Organization by requesting consultations with the U.S. over eight state-level renewable energy programs that allegedly have domestic content requirements and contain subsidies in violation of WTO rules. [ Daily News| September 12, 2016 | Inside US Trade] According to Geneva sources, India is specifically…

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