obama trade policy

Pacts like the recently-signed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), currently sidelined without sufficient congressional support for passage, contain thousands of pages of enforceable rules that would fuel climate chaos and empower corporate polluters to challenge environmental laws across the globe.
Murphy is among three younger Democratic senators currently pushing for a more progressive approach to foreign policy. They
Fast-track authority faces a significantly more difficult path in the House. Nearly all Democrats are opposed, as is a strong
Can reasonable people disagree about the issues at hand in the TPP and TTIP? Absolutely. The president is wrong to suggest that his supporters in Congress and beyond are irresponsible when they question these agreements -- particularly given that his administration continues to keep them classified as a "national security" matter.
WASHINGTON — An ambitious 12-nation trade accord pushed by President Obama would allow foreign corporations to sue the United
Watch the full HuffPost Live conversation about Obama’s criticism of The Huffington Post here. “[The plan would add] more
Republicans, who now control both the House and Senate, are pushing hard to pass fast-track trade legislation and have called
But it's not the right thing to do according to those in his party opposed to granting that special authority, known as trade
The administration says the trade deal will boost U.S. exports in the fast-growing Pacific basin where the United States faces growing economic competition from China. The TPP is part of Obama's strategy to contain China's economic and strategic prowess. Fine. But the deal will also allow American corporations to outsource even more jobs abroad. In other words, the TPP is a Trojan horse in a global race to the bottom, giving big corporations and Wall Street banks a way to eliminate any and all laws and regulations that get in the way of their profits.
A report due to be released Tuesday aims to offer an object lesson to President Barack Obama: Free trade deals have high costs in unintended consequences for the environment, people's way of life, and local sovereignty.
The groups that contributed to the report want the White House to consider NAFTA's lessons as it weighs new trade deals with
The article has been updated to include comment from the office of the vice president. Democrats and many others are also
The warning signs are clear, but so is the path forward. Now is the time for a full-court press from the White House. President Obama should be clear about the imperative of TPA and make the strong case for trade as a catalyst for job growth.
Parker Higgins, an activist for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said the intellectual property rights chapter of the
"Japan has a well-documented history of manipulating the value of the yen to help its exporters," said Representative John
Government support for globally engaged American businesses is required now, not sometime in the future. The reality of our times is that all exporting countries are targeting the same faster-growing markets and an emerging middle class today, not in the future.
During the next four years the president should build on the trade policy progress of his first term and develop a comprehensive trade policy that does three things.
The next four years provide dramatic opportunities for trade liberalization across the Pacific and the Atlantic. Barack Obama will use those opportunities to build a durable bipartisan consensus on trade. Mitt Romney won't.
Mitt Romney says that he wants more trade with Latin America. How? By negotiating new trade agreements in the region. With which countries, exactly? He doesn't say, and frankly it's difficult to name a likely candidate.
The USTR -- the White House agency, led by Ron Kirk, that's responsible for negotiating the Trans-Pacific deal -- said this