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    A Bipartisan Breakthrough on Trade

    Washington, D.C., witnessed a rare but welcome event this week when Republican leaders decided to back President Obama’s request for “fast track” trade authority. This would establish negotiating guidelines for the president and guarantee him an up-or-down vote in Congress on any trade deal he signed. This in no way means that the fight is […]

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    Pa.’s energy economy is a model for the rest of the country:

    President Barack Obama has been aggressively promoting the advantages of fast-track authority for his Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade agreement by pushing a message of job creation, economic growth and American competitiveness. “As we speak, China is trying to write the rules for trade in the 21st century,” Obama said earlier this year. “We can’t let that […]

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    Testimony: The U.S. Intended Nationally Determined Contribution to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: Is there a Better Path Forward?

    By Margo Thorning, Ph.D. Senior Vice President and Chief Economist American Council for Capital Formation Before the Committee on Science, Space and Technology U.S. House of Representatives April 15, 2015 Executive Summary Questions about the U.S. INDC: The U.S. submission to the UNFCCC leaves many questions unanswered. First, how likely are developing economies like China, […]

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    We need trade promotion authority more than ever

    Trade promotion authority is showing signs of life as Republican congressional leaders and senior White House officials try to forge ahead on the one critical area on which they share common ground.  The usual battle lines have been drawn.  Top business groups are urging passage to grant authority for negotiating trade deals.  Union leaders have […]

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