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The Heated Politics of Free Trade Bring No Smoke, Plenty of Fire

Reposted from the National Journal ***** The Heated Politics of Free Trade Bring No Smoke, Plenty of Fire Major Garrett  |  February 5, 2014  |  National Journal Pharmacy giant CVS will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products. President Obama, a reformed smoker, was so pleased he told the world….

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How Wyden is slowing Obama on trade

Reposted from The Hill ***** How Wyden is slowing Obama on trade Vicki Needham  | February 6, 2014  |  The Hill The next chairman of the Senate Finance Committee is making it plain to President Obama that he will not rush forward with “fast-track” legislation that would spur on the…

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80% of the work is showing up

Join fellow voters, manufacturers, farmers, ranchers, and workers at CPA’s 2014 Legislative Fly In on March 11-13, 2014. This is an important time.  A Fast Track Trade Authority bill was introduced in January.  This bill would give the president authority to ram through poorly thought out trade agreements without proper…

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Hoyer ‘not optimistic’ about trade bills

Reposted from The Hill ***** Hoyer ‘not optimistic’ about trade bills Mike Lillis  |  February 4, 2014  |  The Hill House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Tuesday he’s “not optimistic” that new foreign trade deals will pass through Congress this year.   President Obama has made expanded trade authority…

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Obama Says Little on Trade in SOTU

After placing a high priority on finishing the Trans-Pacific Partnership in 2013 (and failing, thank goodness), and after the January introduction of the Fast Track trade authority bill wanted by the Administration, the President was satisfyingly mute on misguided trade agreements in the State of the Union speech last night….

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I’m hoping to see you there

“It’s important to stand up and be heard.” – Michele Nash-Hoff (Chair, CPA California Chapter) Your participation in the CPA Legislative Fly-In (March 11 – 13) is needed.  Please register today if you haven’t already done so. A new “Fast Track” bill (Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2014) was…

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Obama Risks Left Cross, Right Jab on ‘Fast Track’

Reposted from The Wall Street Journal ***** Obama Risks Left Cross, Right Jab on ‘Fast Track’ William Mauldin  |  January 27, 2014  |  The Wall Street Journal Before President Barack Obama has even mentioned—or not mentioned—new trade powers sought by his administration in the State of the Union address Tuesday night, liberal…

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Obama’s State of the Union Dilemma: Pushing Fast Track for TPP Would Increase Income Inequality

Reposted from the Huffington Post ***** Obama’s State of the Union Dilemma: Pushing Fast Track for TPP Would Increase Income Inequality Lori Wallach  |  January 24, 2014  |  Huffington Post In his upcoming State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama is expected to prioritize what is emerging as his…

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Rep. Raúl Grijalva: Trans-Pacific trade deal is bad for working Americans

Reposted from the Arizona Daily Star ***** Rep. Raúl Grijalva: Trans-Pacific trade deal is bad for working Americans Rep. Raul Grijalva  |  January 22, 2014  |  Arizona Daily Star No matter what line of work you’re in, you should be watching the debate over the emerging trade deal called the…

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Obama Announces Institute to Create Manufacturing Jobs

Reposted from The New York Times ***** Obama Announces Institute to Create Manufacturing Jobs Mark Landler  |  January 15, 2014  |  The New York Times RALEIGH, N.C. — It was President Obama’s first policy-related trip of 2014, but he used it to take care of some unfinished business from 2013….

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