Job Quality Index Up Slightly as High and Low Quality Jobs Rise

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today announced that the U.S. Private Sector Job Quality Index (JQI) rose by a slight 0.03% 81.03 in September as both low-quality and high-quality jobs rose. Low quality jobs, i.e. jobs that pay weekly wages below the national average for all production and nonsupervisory workers, increased in the latest…

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Looming Copper Shortage Threatens U.S. Resiliency and Geopolitical Order

The “Green Revolution” promises to produce electric power in a climate-friendly, low-emissions  manner for homes, businesses, cars, trucks and other vehicles. There’s just one giant stumbling block. All these clean-energy sources use large amounts of copper. Global copper demand is forecast to double between now and 2035. But copper supply may not keep up. If…

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CPA Urges Customs to Publicly Correct False Statistics on De Minimis Shipments

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today urged U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to issue a public correction after CBP’s Office of Trade released false government statistics last week on de minimis shipments. CBP stated that the total value of de minimis shipments fell from $67,039,140,875 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020…

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CPA Urges Senate to Ensure Taxpayer Dollars Don’t Fund Chinese Semiconductors

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) urged leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee to include an amendment in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would ensure American taxpayer dollars do not fund semiconductors made in China. The amendment is sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator…

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CPA Letter to Senate Armed Services Committee Regarding Preventing U.S. Taxpayer Dollars from Funding Chinese Semiconductors

CPA sent the following letter to the leadership of the Senate Armed Services Committee in support of the Schumer-Cornyn amendment that would ensure taxpayer dollars are not spent on China-made semiconductors. The amendment would prohibit U.S. companies from doing business with Chinese microchip companies—notably, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC), ChangXin Memory Technologies (CXMT), and Yangtze…

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