Blog

FAQ: The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act

April 16, 2015 — Blog

What is TPA?
Trade Promotion Authority—or TPA—is a partnership between Congress and the administration that helps secure the most effective trade agreements possible. It has three main components: a list of congressionally-prescribed negotiating objectives that sets priorities for the administration to follow; robust consultation and transparency requirements that give ...

The Death Tax: The ‘Wrong Tax at the Wrong Time’

April 16, 2015 — Blog

Today, the House will vote on a bipartisan bill to permanently repeal the death tax. In recent weeks, the Ways and Means Committee has heard from a wide range of people—from family farmers and ranchers to small- and minority-business ...

No, TPA has nothing to do with do with the President’s immigration agenda

April 16, 2015 — Blog

Opponents of expanding American exports are going to great lengths to attack trade promotion authority (TPA) as well as a trade agreement currently being negotiated with our Asia–Pacific partners and allies, called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The latest is to tie these trade measures to the president’s immigration agenda—and it has no basis in fact. For starters, temporary ...

No, TPA has nothing to do with do with President’s immigration agenda

April 16, 2015 — Blog

Opponents of expanding American exports are going to great lengths to attack trade promotion authority (TPA) as well as a trade agreement currently being negotiated with our AsiaPacific partners and allies, called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The latest is to tie these trade measures to the presidents immigration agendaand it has no basis in fact. ...

Accountability, Transparency, and Effective Oversight

April 16, 2015 — Blog

The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act (TPA) will help deliver the strongest possible trade agreements that will boost American exports and benefit American workers, manufacturers, farmers, ranchers, and job creators. Ninety-six percent of the worlds customers are outside ...

Making Trade Negotiations More Transparent and Accountable

April 16, 2015 — Blog

Trade Promotion Authorityor TPAis a partnership between Congress and the administration that ensures the United States secures the most effective trade agreements possible. TPA also brings greater transparency to the negotiating process by empowering Congress to conduct vigorous oversight and hold the administration ...

Cleaning Up the IRS Starts Today

April 15, 2015 — Blog

"The IRS works for the taxpayer, not the other way around," as Chairman Ryan said not long ago. Or at least it should. It sure doesn't feel that way on April 15—Tax Day. And over the past few years, the IRS has sapped public faith in the institution through mismanagement and outright abuse of power:

Across the Country, Newspapers Support Trade Promotion Authority

April 15, 2015 — Blog

Editorial boards across the country are speaking out in favor of expanding U.S. trade with other countries. With 96 percent of the world's customers outside the U.S., American job creators need to sell more products overseas to create more jobs here at home. And these opinion leaders understand that the first key step to expanding U.S. trade is passing trade promotion authority. The Washington ...

ISDSWhat’s That?

March 31, 2015 — Blog

Trade-deal doomsayers are raising a stink about one of the more mundane procedures of trade law: the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). These critics are determined to torpedo job-creating trade agreements, and theyre ...