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Congress

(Daily News)
June 25, 2019

Mexico has outlined and submitted to Capitol Hill a “proposed roadmap” showing how it plans to implement its labor law reforms through 2023.


(In Trade)
June 25, 2019

President Trump will travel to Osaka, Japan, for the G20 summit this week. He is expected to meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.


(In Trade)
June 25, 2019

The “Reclaiming Congressional Trade Authority Act” is a companion to legislation introduced in the Senate in March by Sens. Kaine and Carper.


(Daily News)
June 25, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will meet on Tuesday with a House working group tasked to work with the administration on Democratic concerns with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade.


(In Trade)
June 24, 2019

Under the proposal advanced by the committee chair and ranking member, the bank would be renamed the “United States Export Finance Agency,” its charter would be renewed for seven years and its lending authority would increase.


(Daily News)
June 24, 2019

Mexican labor unions -- most of them employer-dominated -- are challenging the constitutionality of newly passed labor legislation required by the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, with nearly 100 separate cases filed in district courts this month.


(Daily News)
June 24, 2019

In response to France’s imposition of a digital services tax, Treasury Secretary Steven Mncuhin should consider using a provision of the Internal Revenue Code that allows the president to double tax rates for foreign companies and individuals, the leaders of the Senate Finance Committee said on Monday


(Daily News)
June 24, 2019

The Supreme Court this week declined to hear a case challenging the constitutionality of the Section 232 statute, sending the challenge to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


(Daily News)
June 24, 2019

A new report from the Government Accountability Office shows U.S. government procurement contracts are more likely to be awarded to foreign companies when subject to international trade commitments, prompting two Democratic senators to call for expanded “Buy America” laws.


(In Trade)
June 21, 2019

Tokyo pressed the U.S. to drop its tariff on Japanese autos and auto parts.


(In Trade)
June 21, 2019

“Democratic Congress members' resolve could be bolstered by the unanimous support of so many Democratic candidates vying for the presidency,” according to the Citizens Trade Campaign.


(Daily News)
June 20, 2019

President Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met Thursday to discuss several trade irritants, including duties on Canadian softwood lumber and the prospect of U.S. national security tariffs on uranium, as well as efforts to ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.


(Daily News)
June 20, 2019

A vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement ahead of Capitol Hill’s August recess is “not going to happen,” House Ways & Means trade subcommittee Chairman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) said on Thursday.


(In Trade)
June 20, 2019

President Trump cited the International Emergency Economic Powers Act in issuing his threat of tariffs on all goods from Mexico.


(In Trade)
June 20, 2019

“We’re making some progress but we still don’t have something put together.”


(Daily News)
June 19, 2019

The Trump administration will respond “very strongly” to countries that impose duties on digital services, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told lawmakers on Wednesday -- the same day leaders of the congressional Digital Trade Caucus pushed for more action on the issue.


(In Trade)
June 19, 2019

 U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer called it “a crucial step forward.”


(Daily News)
June 19, 2019

Members of the House Ways & Means Committee on Wednesday highlighted countries around the globe they feel are ripe for trade agreements with the U.S., with some urging that talks be promptly initiated as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and China trade issues are worked out.


(In Trade)
June 19, 2019

Farmers dealing with low commodity prices, trade tensions with China and rampant flooding need more markets to sell their products, American Farm Bureau Federation says.


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