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Press Release: October trade deficit rose 17%, government report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Paola Masman, Media Director 202-688-5145 ext 2, paola@prosperousamerica.org Washington ~ The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released a report yesterday showing that the US goods and services deficit rose by nearly 17% compared to September.

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TPA OPPONENTS LIPINSKI, BROOKS INTRODUCE RESOLUTION URGING ELIMINATION OF U.S. TRADE DEFICIT

[Daily News| December 02, 2016 |Inside US Trade] Reps. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) and Mo Brooks (R-AL) – who last year voted against granting President Obama Fast Track Authority – have introduced a bipartisan resolution urging the president and Congress to tackle the U.S. trade deficit “over a reasonable period of time.”

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CPA Has Concerns With Possible USTR Nominee

[WANX| November 30, 2016 |Radio 570] Louisiana Representative Charles Boustany has been campaigning to become Donald Trump’s U.S. Trade Representative. Coalition for a Prosperous America CEO Michael Stumo says Boustany would be a strange choice because of his stance on trade which is far different from the President Elects.

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Press Release: CPA Asks Congress to Include Buy America in Infrastructure Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Paola Masman, Media Director 202-688-5145 ext 2, paola@prosperousamerica.org Washington ~ The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) sent a strong message to key House members yesterday asking them to include Buy America provisions in a pending water infrastructure bill.

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Press Release: Trump Should Reject Boustany Bid for USTR Slot

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Paola Masman, Media Director 202-688-5145 ext 2, paola@prosperousamerica.org Trump Should Reject Boustany Bid for USTR Slot Washington ~ The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) urged President-elect Trump to reject Rep. Charles Boustany’s effort to become the new US Trade Representative. Boustany’s trade positions and voting history is directly opposed to Trump’s campaign promises. “There are few House members more out of step with President-elect Trump than Representative Boustany,” said Michael Stumo, CEO of CPA. “The Congressman has voted wrong on trade throughout his career. Working class Americans would seriously question Trump’s commitment to fixing US trade performance if Boustany is appointed.”  Boustany’s entire record on trade makes him unfit to lead the Office of the USTR.

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Press Release: CPA Supports Lipinski/Brooks Balanced Trade Resolution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Paola Masman, Media Director 202-688-5145 ext 2, paola@prosperousamerica.org CPA Supports Lipinski/Brooks Balanced Trade Resolution Washington~ The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) expressed strong support for a newly filed House resolution (H.Con.Res.175) calling for a national goal of balanced trade, with a special emphasis on manufacturing and goods. Leading the resolution are Representative Dan Lipinski (D-IL-03) and Representative Mo Brooks (R-AL-05).  The goal of this resolution is to express: ... the sense of Congress that Congress and the President should prioritize the reduction and elimination, over a reasonable period of time, of the overall trade deficit of the United States.

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White House decries Trump's withdrawal from TPP; key lawmakers hopeful on path forward

“CPA applauds President-elect Trump for keeping his campaign promise to withdraw from the TPP,” Stumo said on Nov. 22. “The TPP could not be fixed, so tweaking it was not a realistic option. If there was a mandate in this wave election, it was that the previously forgotten working class rightly rejected the globalist tendencies of both parties’ establishments. CPA will work with Mr. Trump to find ways to make and grow more in the US rather than promoting global supply chains.”

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CPA Applauds Trump’s Promise to Withdraw from TPP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 22, 2016 Contact: Paola Masman, Media Director 202-688-5145 ext 2, paola@prosperousamerica.org CPA Applauds Trump’s Promise to Withdraw from TPP

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Are globalism’s proponents the biggest threat to global trade?

[Michael Stumo & Daniel Alpert | November 09, 2016 | The Hill] Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s campaigns both featured opposition to recent trade deals, reflecting a reboot of the fictional view that all trade is win-win. Yet proponents of globalism continue to assert that "free trade" is an overwhelming good. Many wrongly resist exploring why the number of trade "losers" is increasing, contrary to the inherited wisdom.

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