Category: Free Trade

Senate Democrats Are Getting Desperate for More Export-Import Bank Cronyism


“Senator Richard Shelby prevented their attempts to make an end-around past the Senate Banking Committee.” Washington, DC – The Club for Growth released the following statement in response to today’s failed attempt by Democrats to circumvent the Senate Banking Committee and send President Obama’s nominee for the Export-Import Bank’s board of directors to the Senate […]

Club for Growth Releases Annual Congressional Scorecard


Washington, DC – Today, the Club for Growth released its 2015 Congressional Scorecard, which ranks the voting behavior of Members of Congress based on issues relating to limited government and economic growth. To view the Club for Growth’s 2015 Congressional Scorecard and all prior scorecards, click here. “Despite slight progress in 2015, Congress has a […]

National Review Op-Ed: The House Should Go Big: Temporary Tariff Reform Creates More Problems Than It Solves

  | The House Should Go Big: Temporary Tariff Reform Creates More Problems Than It Solves By David McIntosh & Michael A. Needham — April 25, 2016 “I mean [to] show what we would do, what our ideal policy would be.” That was newly elected House speaker Paul Ryan’s promise in December. For Americans who have […]

In The News… 4.13.16


C. Boyden Gray blasts the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau for its unconstitutional regulatory burden, Washington Times Trib Live on the dignity of free trade and why protectionism forces the consumer to serve the producer

In The News… 4.6.16


Daily Signal on how politicians have been dishonest on trade Environment & Energy on Mike Lee’s conservative credentials and his view of the right role of the federal government Rand Paul’s op-ed in Grayson County News Gazette; We Must Stop Wasteful Spending Now

In The News… 4.5.16


National Review defends free trade against Trump’s attacks Sen. Ron Johnson closes in on Russ Feingold in the latest Emerson Poll. Johnson trails by just 4 points, 48-44 Warren Davidson will most likely be Ohio’s next congressman. Here are 9 things that voters should know about him; WKYC. Tim Scott defends the Employee Rights Act which would protect […]

In The News… 3.10.16


Tim Scott fights for school choice while opposing Obama’s nominee for Education Secretary, The Post and Courier Forbes; The key to ending class warfare is economic growth USA Today; Trade wars do not bring back jobs The Federalist dismantles Trump’s protectionist trade proposals

IBD: The Unseen Cost Of Tariffs


Walter Williams: The Unseen Cost Of Saving Jobs With Tariffs Train cars sit idle at Sparrows Point steel mill in Sparrows Point, Md., in December 2012, before the property was razed. In its heyday during and after World War II, the mill employed some 30,000 workers. (AP) WALTER E. WILLIAMS in Investor’s Business Daily 3/08/2016 4:36 […]

In The News… 3.9.16


Inside Sources; A free-market approach to rising drug prices and how the FDA has stifled it The Daily Caller, Correlation between big government and anemic economic growth Real Clear Markets; Obama pedals economic fiction to protect his legacy Investor’s Business Daily on how higher tariffs cost the American worker in an effort to save jobs artificially

National Review On Trump’s Protectionism


The Problem with Trump’s Protectionist Tariffs Jim Geraghty in National Review March 8, 2016 4:00 AM Donald Trump has pitched himself to voters as a proud protectionist, intent on punishing the Chinese companies that he says are hurting American workers. In his January meeting with the editorial board of the New York Times, he said […]