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Trade Pact With Asia Faces Imposing Hurdle: Midterm Politics

Reposted from The New York Times ***** Trade Pact With Asia Faces Imposing Hurdle: Midterm Politics Mark Landler and Jonathan Weisman  |  February 14, 2014  |  The New York Times Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. acknowledged that Congress will not grant President Obama fast-track trade promotion authority, which analysts…

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What Is the Generalized System of Preferences, and Should Congress Renew It?

Reposted from Washington Monthly ***** What Is the Generalized System of Preferences, and Should Congress Renew It? Michelle Wein  |  February 12, 2014  |  Washington Monthly As Congressional debate heats up over the passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), one of the bill’s attachments, renewing the Generalized System of Preferences…

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Obama’s free trade push runs into more trouble

Reposted from The Washington Post ***** Obama’s free trade push runs into more trouble Greg Sargent  |  February 12, 2014  |  The Washington Post Progressives and liberal lawmakers who are working hard to block the massive free trade deal being negotiated by the Obama administration have just gotten a big…

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News Release: CPA to Host Best Practices Tour at GrafTech

News Release Contact: Sara Haimowitz, sara@prosperousamerica.org, 202.688.5145 CPA to Host Best Practices Tour at GrafTech The Coalition for a Prosperous America will host a tour of GrafTech International’s Lakewood, Ohio facility on February 19 at 9:30 am. Congresswoman Marci Kaptur, CPA members and manufacturers will learn about best business practices…

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What’s Wrong with Fast Track

The President is seeking Fast Track trade authority, which will transfer Congress’s constitutional authority over trade to his administration.  Without Fast Track, the huge Atlantic and Pacific trade agreements his administration is currently negotiating are not likely to gain Congressional approval. These two controversial pacts encompass most of the global…

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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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