American Antitrust Institute: Commentary: Could the Investor-State Dispute Settlement Chapters in the Two Pending U.S. Trade Pacts Undermine Competition Policy?

The Obama administration is pursuing two major trade agreements—the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the European Union and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) with eleven countries in the Pacific Rim. Provisions in these agreements could undermine national sovereignty and a slew of regulations, including laws protecting competitive markets. These threats stem in large part…

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Schumer letter to constituent on Fast Track

Here is a letter from Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to a constituent who wrote asking him to oppose Fast Track trade authority. March 6, 2015 Dear Constituent: Thank you for writing to express your concerns regarding Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation and the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement. I agree that Congress and the American people…

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Dave Johnson: Now We Know Why Huge TPP Trade Deal Is Kept Secret From The Public

A key section of the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement has been leaked to the public. The New York Times has a major story on the contents of the leaked chapter and it’s as bad as many of us feared. [Reposted from the Campaign for America’s Future blog  |  Dave Johnson  |  March 27, 2015] Now we know why the corporations and the Obama administration want TPP, a huge “trade” agreement being negotiated between the United States and 11 other countries, kept secret from the public…

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BEA: Imports decreased 4th Qtr US GDP

EMBARGOED UNTIL RELEASE AT 8:30 A.M. EDT, FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015BEA 15-13 * See the navigation bar at the right side of the news release text for links to data tables,contact personnel and their telephone numbers, and supplementary materials. Lisa Mataloni: (202) 606-5304 (GDP) [email protected]Kate Shoemaker:  (202) 606-5564 (Profits)  [email protected]Jeannine Aversa: (202) 606-2649 (News Media) …

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R-CALF USA to House Ag Subcommittee: Do Not Weaken COOL

R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America“Fighting for the U.S.Cattle Producer”For Immediate ReleaseMarch 25, 2015 Washington, D.C. – In written testimony submitted for today’s hearing on meat labeling requirements held by the U.S. House Agriculture subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture, R-CALF USA urged subcommittee members to take no action that would in any way undermine the…

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