Op-Ed: International Trade Influences Texans’ Prosperity

The Texas economy has taken hits from a plunge in oil prices, global economic weakness, and a stronger U.S. dollar during the last year. One indication of this combined blow is the latest report by the Dallas Federal Reserve showing a 7.7 percent drop in exports during the last year through July. With exports contributing to almost one-fifth of the state’s total economy and supporting more than one million jobs, it’s no shock that the state’s economy is slowing.

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Alan Grayson Calls Fast-Track Unconstitutional

Rep. Alan Grayson, the outspoken and often controversial congressman from Florida, recently penned an opinion editorial in the Huffington Post, where he pointed out that the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)—or “Fast-Track”—is unconstitutional.

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Obama Urges Congress to Grant Trade Promotion Authority

President Obama pushed Congress to approve Trade Promotion Authority during his weekly address on Saturday. Transcript as Follows: “Hi, everybody.  At a moment when our businesses are creating jobs at the fastest pace since the 1990s, we’ve still got to

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