Economy

Trump Calls Revamped NAFTA a New Model of US Trade Relations Trade
Trump Calls Revamped NAFTA a New Model of US Trade Relations
October 2, 2018
by TWN

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 farmers, manufacturers and autoworkers. But while the… 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
September 29, 2018
by TWN

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
September 29, 2018
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
September 27, 2018
by TWN

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 growth. 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
September 26, 2018
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
September 22, 2018
by TWN

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
September 21, 2018
by TWN

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
September 19, 2018
by TWN

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
September 19, 2018
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
September 18, 2018
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 crisis. We didn't, to our continuing peril. Read More

Hidden in strong economic statistics, many US firms at home and in China feeling pain of tariffs Trade
Hidden in strong economic statistics, many US firms at home and in China feeling pain of tariffs
September 13, 2018
by TWN

Partially masked by the percolating economy and high-flying stock market, tariffs imposed by the Trump administration and retaliation by U.S. trading partners have begun to cause significant pain for a large and growing swath of U.S. businesses at home and abroad. Read More

Congress races to avert government shutdown — and may actually do it In The News
Congress races to avert government shutdown — and may actually do it
September 13, 2018
by TWN

Congress is scrambling to fund much of the federal government before the fiscal year ends, anxious to avoid an unpopular government shutdown or a bitter battle over President Donald Trump's demands for a border wall less than two months before the midterm elections. Read More

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