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…

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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…

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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:…

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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,…

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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…

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