Bipartisan effort seeks to restore funding for Texas port deepening projects during supply chain crisis

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) sent a bicameral, bipartisan letter to President Biden urging the administration to provide funding for the construction of six congressionally authorized deep draft navigation projects in Texas, four of which received previous funding and are currently under construction. The request includes projects in the Corpus Christi … Continue reading Bipartisan effort seeks to restore funding for Texas port deepening projects during supply chain crisis

Mike Lee supply chain bill will STOP the GRINCH and Save Christmas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrC2Sp9DO9E Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the STOP the GRINCH Act to ease supply-chain and inflation pressures by streamlining or suspending certain federal regulations on ports, ships, and trucks. Empty shelves and backlogged ports have wreaked havoc on American businesses and families over recent months. Inflation is at levels not seen in decades making holiday … Continue reading Mike Lee supply chain bill will STOP the GRINCH and Save Christmas

Hundreds of employers warn Biden tariffs are killing US economy

Americans for Free Trade (AFT), a broad coalition of American businesses, trade organizations, and workers united against tariffs sent a letter to United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai calling for her to implement a worker-centered trade policy that recognizes the importance of imports, exports, and foreign investment to U.S. competitiveness in the global economy. “As … Continue reading Hundreds of employers warn Biden tariffs are killing US economy

Daines heads to India to promote ag, trade, tech

U.S. Senator Steve Daines will be in India this week to meet with top trade officials, including India’s Minister of Commerce and Industry, as part of his efforts to improve access to this critical market for Montana pulse crop farmers. “Agriculture is Montana’s number one economic driver and part of our way of life. Leveling … Continue reading Daines heads to India to promote ag, trade, tech

Economic leaders: Lift tariffs to relieve inflation pressure on families

Americans for Free Trade spokesperson Jonathan Gold released the following statement calling on United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai to remove tariffs on imports from China amid continued concerns over inflation: “As Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen acknowledged in a recent interview with Reuters, tariffs boost costs domestically and raise prices for U.S. businesses and consumers … Continue reading Economic leaders: Lift tariffs to relieve inflation pressure on families

Finance Committee Republicans calling on Biden to boost digital trade in the Indo-Pacific

U.S. Senate Finance Committee Republicans, led by Senator Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska), sent a letter to President Biden requesting that the Administration begin digital trade negotiations with our allies and partners in Asia. “[D]uring your Administration, the United States continues to sit on the sideline,” the Senators wrote. "Our refusal to get into the game to … Continue reading Finance Committee Republicans calling on Biden to boost digital trade in the Indo-Pacific

VIDEO: Mike Lee advocates UK trade deal

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) this week asked that the Senate pass his resolution supporting a free trade agreement between the United States and the United Kingdom. This is a continuation of Lee’s now multi-year advocacy for a free trade deal between the countries. Such an agreement would be beneficial to both nations and to Utah … Continue reading VIDEO: Mike Lee advocates UK trade deal

Dems rush to shift blame as Biden-created port backup causes massive oil spill

President Joe Biden hosted an Oct. 13 “listening session “on the global supply chain bottlenecks. This comes alongside news that the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will begin working 24/7, a move the administration hopes will alleviate the backlog of cargo ships. Yet while the Biden administration is finally turning its attention to … Continue reading Dems rush to shift blame as Biden-created port backup causes massive oil spill