Category: Free Trade

A Washington Pastime: China-Bashing!

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by Andy Roth, VP of Government Affairs   After news broke this week that China was devaluing its currency, Sherrod Brown (D-OH), leader of the Senate China-Bashing Caucus*, wasted no time in…well, bashing China:   “China will stop at nothing to give its exports an unfair advantage in the global marketplace and this devaluation by […]

Key Vote Alert – “YES” on Senate Vote on Trade Promotion Authority (HR 2146)

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KEY VOTE ALERT “YES” on Trade Promotion Authority (HR 2146) The Club for Growth urges all Senators to vote “YES” on the bill (HR 2146) that authorizes Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).  A clean vote on this is expected this week.  This vote will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2015 Congressional Scorecard. There’s a […]

Key Vote Alert – “NO” on TAA Reauthorization (HR 1314)

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KEY VOTE ALERT “NO” on TAA Reauthorization (HR 1314) The Club for Growth urges all House members to vote “NO” on the bill that reauthorizes Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA).  A vote on this is expected today as part of the debate on the Trade Act of 2015 (HR 1314).  This vote will be included in […]

Key Vote Alert – “NO” on Adding Ex-Im to the Defense Bill (HR 1735)

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KEY VOTE ALERT “NO” on Adding Ex-Im to the Defense Bill (HR 1735) The Club for Growth urges all Senators to vote “NO” on any amendment to the National Defense Reauthorization Act (HR 1735) that would reauthorize the Export-Import Bank.  This includes all procedural votes.  If such an amendment passes, the Club for Growth will […]

What’s TPP, TPA, and TAA?

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These acronyms have been in the news lately, so we thought we’d break down the details for you. The Club for Growth strongly supports free trade.  And while we would prefer immediate multilateral elimination of all tariffs (domestic and abroad), or even unilateral elimination (just domestic), we recognize that politics get in the way of […]

Club for Growth & Heritage Action statement on the Export-Import Bank

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Washington – Following Senate passage of the Trade Act of 2015 (H.R. 1314), Club for Growth President David McIntosh and Heritage Action CEO Michael A. Needham issued a joint statement: “Yesterday, Senator Maria Cantwell leveraged her vote on Trade Promotion Authority to open up Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s playbook on the Export-Import Bank. It […]

Key Vote Alert on TPA Bill

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KEY VOTE ALERT “YES” on Flake Amdt to Strike TAA (#1243) “NO on Portman Currency Admt (#1299) The Club for Growth urges all Senators to vote “YES” on Sen. Flake’s amendment (#1243) to strike Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) from the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill (H.R. 1314).  The Club also urges Senators to vote “NO” […]

Key Vote Alert – “NO” on Customs Bill (HR 644)

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KEY VOTE ALERT “NO” on Customs Bill (HR 644) The Club for Growth urges all Senators to vote “NO” on final passage of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (HR 644).  A vote is expected tomorrow at 12 noon EDT.  This vote will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2015 Congressional […]

Club for Growth Opposes Trade-Killer Amendments

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Washington, DC – The Club for Growth issued the following statement regarding today’s Senate Finance Committee markup on trade legislation:   “While the Club for Growth supports Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) in general, four amendments on today’s agenda are threats to free trade,” said Club for Growth President David McIntosh. “The Portman/Stabenow currency amendment has […]

United States of Imports

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