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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.
Even as he stands opposed to Trade Promotion Authority for the president, Murphy said he has yet to decide whether he supports
The Senate voted to open debate on trade promotion authority last week. The issue is shaping up to be the most significant
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
President Obama told House Democrats on Thursday to avoid reading The Huffington Post, ironically just before his own blog
PHILADELPHIA, Jan 28 (Reuters) - U.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday she would like to find a way
"Look, I’m the first one to admit that past trade deals haven't always lived up to the hype, and that's why we’ve gone after
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 President has long made clear that NAFTA is in need of an update on key elements, including labor and environment provisions
WASHINGTON -- The White House's trade plans are on hold, at least for now, Vice President Joe Biden said Friday, in welcome
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
"Over the last couple years I've been in countless meetings with USTR and Treasury pressing them to include meaningful currency
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.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story said Rosa DeLauro was a representative from California. She is actually a representative