Trade Adjustment Assistance

Republican Congressman Calls on U.S. Trade Representative to Release Trade Deal

Ahead of the Senate vote on Trade Adjustment Authority (TPA) Tuesday that would give President Obama fast-track authority to finalize his trade negotiations – mainly the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) – Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) is calling for the U.S. Trade Representative to release the current draft of Obama’s TPP in a public letter.

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Huckabee: Warns Against Senate Trade Vote Tuesday – a “significant milestone”

“I think there is an obvious question here – if this trade bill is going to create so many jobs and be so good for American workers, why are we setting aside billions of dollars to protect people that are going to lose all of these jobs that we’re supposed to create? I have not heard anyone address that,” Huckabee says.


Ryan’s ‘Misperceptions’ on Trade Deal Unveiled, Reports Suggest

House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) joined NPR Wednesday with Steve Inskeep to stress why he says it’s important for Congress to pass Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which grants President Obama fast-track trade authority. With TPA, Congress cannot issue any amendments to trade agreements and merely gets an up or down vote on a final trade deal.

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EXCLUSIVE — Rep. Ken Buck on TAA Funding: ‘It’s A Tax’

Buck’s statement comes after Breitbart News reported on the way the controversial Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program is now being funded, using a tax hike on small businesses instead of Medicare cuts, as the Senate had proposed.

Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate Ken Buck (L) speaks with supporters at a campaign stop on October 14, 2010 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Buck, the Tea Party favorite and district attorney in Weld County, Colorado, is running a strong campaign against incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO). Most polls have …

Larry Summers Admits Obamatrade Gives Barack Obama More Power, Taking It Away From Congress

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) has been arguing that Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) – also referred to as fast-track trade authority – would give Congress more power over President Obama’s highly secretive trade agreements, including the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) and the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). However, Summers argued in his op-ed that if Obama isn’t given fast track and his trade agreements aren’t passed, the president would actually lose power over international negotiations.