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Congress

(In Trade)
March 17, 2021

“You don’t always have the best judgment, Tom Carper, but I think in this case maybe you’re like the blind squirrel that finds a nugget.”


(Daily News)
March 17, 2021

A bipartisan group of senators has re-introduced a bill to amend the Trade Promotion Authority law to include a negotiating objective that addresses global communications infrastructure security by focusing on state-owned enterprises.


(Daily News)
March 16, 2021

The Senate Finance Committee is considering several bills aimed at boosting U.S. competitiveness with China by changing tax laws to incentivize domestic manufacturing and research and development, particularly for technologies such as semiconductors.


(Daily News)
March 16, 2021

The Senate on Tuesday invoked cloture on the nomination of Katherine Tai, President Biden’s choice for U.S. Trade Representative, teeing up a full vote on Wednesday. 


(Daily News)
March 16, 2021

A bipartisan group of senators on Monday re-introduced legislation to reform Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 by delegating the authority to initiate investigations to the Defense Department and giving Congress a more substantial role in assessing any proposed restrictions.


(In Trade)
March 12, 2021

The panel’s chairman, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), signaled last month that the issue would be a top priority.


(Daily News)
March 12, 2021

Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE) is calling on the Federal Maritime Commission to urgently seek answers and consider “enforcement options” following reports that ocean carriers are refusing to ship U.S. agricultural goods. 


(Daily News)
March 11, 2021

Widespread, ongoing forced labor in the Xinjiang region in China – and of the Uyghur population in China writ large – is of a “scale and complexity” that presents challenges for trade enforcement rules and supply chain transparency, several stakeholders closely following the issue said on Thursday.


(In Trade)
March 11, 2021

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) filed cloture on Thursday.


(Daily News)
March 11, 2021

The looming expiration of so-called “fast-track” trade authority is prompting lawmakers and other stakeholders to assess ways the process might be improved as they wait to see whether the Biden administration requests the renewal of the authority.


(In Trade)
March 10, 2021

The measure addresses “the ways in which the WTO has failed to address new trade barriers and market distortions by countries like China,” they said.


(In Trade)
March 09, 2021

The U.S. needs “ingenuity” in policy making to counter China’s “government-backed rare-earth manufacturing industry,” the Florida Republican said.


(Daily News)
March 08, 2021

Following the U.S.-European Union and U.S.-United Kingdom tariff suspensions last week, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Monday urged the Biden administration to consider a trade deal with the UK its next trade priority.


(Daily News)
March 05, 2021

Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is refining legislation that would establish a process to screen outbound investments and the offshoring of critical supply chains to ensure the U.S. is prepared “in times of crisis,” he said in a statement.


(In Trade)
March 04, 2021

The committee’s work will include advancing trade policy proposals outlined in reports from earlier this year.


(Daily News)
March 04, 2021

The House Ways & Means trade subcommittee on Thursday pressed a panel of witnesses on what might happen if the Trade Adjustment Assistance program expired this summer, as well as possible ways to improve its efficacy.


(In Trade)
March 03, 2021

AFL-CIO Chief Economist William Spriggs is among those slated to testify on Thursday.


(Daily News)
March 03, 2021

The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday voted to confirm Katherine Tai as U.S. Trade Representative, sending her nomination to the Senate floor.  


(Daily News)
March 02, 2021

The full Senate likely will vote to approve Katherine Tai, President Biden’s choice for U.S. Trade Representative, next week, according to several sources tracking the process. 


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