Economy

Trump’s First Annual Budget Deficit Will be Widest Since 1992 Budget
Trump’s First Annual Budget Deficit Will be Widest Since 1992

The U.S. budget deficit expanded to an estimated $782 billion in Donald Trump’s first full fiscal year as president, which would be the widest fiscal gap since 2012 when the country was still emerging from the 2007-09 recession. Read More

Bipartisan Legislation in New Jersey Extends Funding for Manufacturing Workforce Development Economy
Bipartisan Legislation in New Jersey Extends Funding for Manufacturing Workforce Development
2018-10-03 00:16:37
by TWN Staff

A recent move by the New Jersey State Senate would provide extended funding for manufacturing workforce development in a state where more than 1 million jobs are supported by the industry. The bipartisan legislation... Read More

Trump Calls Revamped NAFTA a New Model of US Trade Relations Trade
Trump Calls Revamped NAFTA a New Model of US Trade Relations

October 1, 2018 By Don Lee and Jim Puzzanghera WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday lauded the new trade accord with Canada and Mexico as the most important ever for the United States and “a historic win” for American... Read More

White House Formally Taps Rep. Darrell Issa to Lead Trade Agency In The News
White House Formally Taps Rep. Darrell Issa to Lead Trade Agency

The White House officially nominated Rep. Darrell Issa on Friday to be the new director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. Read More

Farm Bill Set to Expire as House Leadership Cancels All Legislative Activity Until November Congress
Farm Bill Set to Expire as House Leadership Cancels All Legislative Activity Until November
2018-09-29 00:29:22
by TWN Staff

With the House of Representatives headed home until after the November midterm elections, the Farm Bill is set to expire on Sunday, September 30th.  Read More

Fed Hikes its Key Interest Rate Again and Signals More Increases Coming Despite Trump’s Criticism Economy
Fed Hikes its Key Interest Rate Again and Signals More Increases Coming Despite Trump’s Criticism

Despite President Donald Trump’s unusual public criticism of their monetary policy, Federal Reserve officials inched up their key interest rate again on Wednesday — and indicated they would be undaunted to do so again in the face of strong economic ... Read More

Senators Launch Bipartisan Effort to Boost Economic Opportunity Through Improved Transportation Access Transportation
Senators Launch Bipartisan Effort to Boost Economic Opportunity Through Improved Transportation Access
2018-09-26 00:29:08
by TWN Staff

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Ed Markey (D-MA), and Joni Ernst (R-IA) have joined together to launch a legislative effort to boost economic opportunity for workers and families through improved access to transportation. Read More

Headed into Midterms, Blue Dogs Focus on Rural America Spotlight
Headed into Midterms, Blue Dogs Focus on Rural America
2018-09-22 02:11:29
by TWN Staff

As the midterm elections draw near, the Blue Dog Coalition turned its attention to rural America this week. Read More

Internal GOP Poll: ‘We’ve Lost the Messaging Battle’ on Tax Cuts Polling and Ads
Internal GOP Poll: ‘We’ve Lost the Messaging Battle’ on Tax Cuts

A survey commissioned by the Republican National Committee has led the party to a glum conclusion regarding President Donald Trump’s signature legislative achievement: Voters overwhelmingly believe his tax overhaul helps the wealthy instead of average Americans. Read More

Himes on the Challenges of a Changing Economy: It’s a Legacy Problem, Not a Political One Innovation
Himes on the Challenges of a Changing Economy: It’s a Legacy Problem, Not a Political One

Leaders across the country at all levels of government and private sector are working to implement innovative policies that address the challenges facing American workers every day. Read More

O’Halleran: Leading the Fight for Rural America Spotlight
O’Halleran: Leading the Fight for Rural America
2018-09-19 08:38:13
by TWN Staff

Cruising down the Arizona highway in an RV, Congressman Tom O’Halleran, Chairman of the Blue Dog Rural Task Force, was on a mission over August recess: meeting as many constituents as possible. Read More

The three big lessons we didn't learn from the economic crisis Opinions
The three big lessons we didn't learn from the economic crisis
2018-09-18 11:03:52
by Robert B. Reich

Ten years ago, after making piles of money gambling with other people's money, Wall Street nearly imploded, and the outgoing George W. Bush and incoming Obama administrations bailed out the bankers. America should have learned three big lessons from the ... Read More

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