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Next on the Congressional Agenda

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Congress will be considering three very important items on their legislative agenda over the next two months: Presidential fast track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. The vote is this week. TPP actually has Senate Republicans are aligned President Obama, while most Democrats oppose fast track (though not necessarily the deal). This fact […]

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Support for the Export-Import Bank

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(Full Disclosure: this article was inspired by Gary Claude Hufbauer’s post in EconoMonitor on the same subject. You can find it at: http://www.economonitor.com/piie/2012/03/05/reauthorize-the-export-import-bank-part-ii/ ) Supporting Ex-Im There is a debate going on in Congress regarding the mandate of the US Export-Import Bank (“Ex-Im” from now on).  For those of you who are not familiar with Ex-Im, it […]

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Take action on pending Free Trade Agreements!

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http://www.brookings.edu/papers/2011/07_trade_accords_cardenas_meltzer.aspx Congress has three critical free trade agreements pending votes: with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama. All three have been painstakingly negotiated over a period of years, starting with the Bush Administration, and all have the support of the Obama Administration. Furthermore, all bring important economic and strategic benefits to the United States. The US-Korea FTA […]

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations

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This Brookings article details the importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations to the development of a beneficial free trade area in the Pacific and the continuance in US economic and political leadership in this most important ocean of the world. http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2011/0930_trans_pacific_partnership_meltzer.aspx

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