Trade Adjustment Assistance
Layoffs caused by foreign trade have continued apace.
A terrific recent investigation by Indianapolis Star writer Tony Cook lays bare the American dogma that leaves workers and communities powerless to challenge offshore job flight (and makes a mockery of Donald Trump's vague promises about bringing jobs back).
Globalization's proponents (and its beneficiaries) must recognize that the globalization consensus can no longer be taken for granted. Life has to be about more than just cheaper clothing and slick smart phones, especially when individuals and communities are visibly hurting.
Let me be clear: I oppose "fast-track" legislation! Congress is empowered by the U.S. Constitution to review trade deals. I do not support ceding our authority to anyone.
"I am a bit disappointed that the White House isn’t demanding more, like a highway bill for example, or legislation that
"I mean these are things I’m for and most everybody is for. I want to do trade enforcement. I want to do trade adjustment
"My standard for any trade agreement is that it must create good-paying 21st century jobs, increase the paychecks of American
The Senate on Tuesday handed President Barack Obama the biggest legislative victory of his second term, with a dramatic vote clearing the way for major trade agreements with Pacific Rim nations and the European Union.
Democrats now hope to attach a reauthorization to a highway bill as an amendment. With the 60-vote threshold cleared, the
American workers and American manufacturers don't oppose trade. They can compete on a level playing field with anyone in the world. But the current trade regime, swept in without serious analysis on the back of Fast Track authority, has failed to provide a level playing field.