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Congress

(Daily News)
September 03, 2019

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) will not vote for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement in its current form, he said on Tuesday, adding it was “very unlikely” any changes could be made to the pact to win his support.


(Daily News)
August 30, 2019

AUBURN, NE – Representatives of Nebraska farm groups put the frustration of their members front and center on Thursday in a public event with Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE), calling on Congress and the administration to address trade concerns and pursue additional markets 


(In Trade)
August 29, 2019

Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) has been pushing for the U.S. to “give back” to taxpayers what it collects in tariffs.  


(Daily News)
August 29, 2019

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and a delegation of U.S. labor leaders are set to visit Mexico City next week to seek “guarantees” from President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and other officials that Mexico will uphold its obligations and dedicate necessary resources outlined in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.


(Daily News)
August 29, 2019

YORK, NE -- Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE), a member of the House Ways & Means Committee, said on Wednesday that he believes the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement has enough support in the House to pass if and when it comes to a vote.


(Daily News)
August 28, 2019

The U.S. showed “last-minute flexibility” and a willingness to lower tariffs on some industrial goods in negotiations with Japan, which led to the agreement in principle announced by the U.S. on Saturday, according to sources familiar with the negotiations.


(Daily News)
August 27, 2019

DES MOINES, IA -- A burgeoning deal with Japan would account for 90 percent of what U.S. agriculture producers lost when the U.S. pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said on Monday.


(In Trade)
August 26, 2019

“If Donald Trump gives France a pass now, then it will be open season for foreign governments to go after major American employers.”


(In Trade)
August 22, 2019

Pence said the deal would lead to a “boundless future” for American energy.


(In Trade)
August 21, 2019

Their letter to Lighthizer says “tariffs would lead to extraordinary increases in the price of olive oil for consumers, food retailers, food manufacturers, restaurants, and many others.”


(Daily News)
August 21, 2019

U.S. lawmakers returning from a trip to India to meet with Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal in New Delhi last week said the productive visit was aimed at re-setting the tone of the U.S.-India relationship.


(In Trade)
August 19, 2019

Schumer’s warning followed one leveled by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week.


(Daily News)
August 16, 2019

The American Institute for International Steel last week brought its Section 232 case to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit after the Supreme Court in June declined to hear its argument challenging the constitutionality of the statute used to employ national security-based steel tariffs.


(Daily News)
August 16, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has told House lawmakers he is committed to examining the ins and outs of U.S. de minimis policy, a concern for many due in part to a provision in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.


(In Trade)
August 14, 2019

“Given the president’s discomfort with the truth, a word from the president that he will change this after we approve, I have to assume is a lie,” said first-term Rep. Sean Casten (IL).


(In Trade)
August 14, 2019

“We cannot go back. If Brexit undermines the Good Friday accord, there will be no chance of a U.S.-U.K. trade agreement passing the Congress.”


(Daily News)
August 14, 2019

The U.S. and the United Kingdom will have to overcome European regulation issues, a still-to-be-determined Brexit outcome, domestic political divides in both countries and calendar concerns as they attempt to strike a free trade deal, despite optimism expressed by officials from both sides in recent days.


(In Trade)
August 14, 2019

Deputy USTR C.J. Mahoney is scheduled to deliver a keynote address during the Sept. 11 event.


(In Trade)
August 13, 2019

“We cannot ignore the threat carbon pollution poses to agricultural markets, industry, and other sectors of our economy. Nor can we ignore international trade exacerbating carbon dioxide emissions. We respectfully ask you to provide us with an update.”


(In Trade)
August 12, 2019

 “Are there no limits on what the president can do?” law professor and former USTR official Jennifer Hillman asks in the Times.


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