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Apr 18, 2019

FP on USMCA Report: Lower Trade Barriers are Key to Economic Growth

Arlington, VA – The International Trade Commission (ITC) released a required report analyzing the impact of the proposed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA…

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Apr 17, 2019

Tariff Tracker

Tariffs work only for a few politically connected industries at the expense of most consumers and businesses. Economists have been saying it for years; history has shown it over and over. Trade…

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Apr 08, 2019

Putting U.S. Employment Numbers in Context – March 2019

On April 5, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the economy gained 196,000 jobs during March and the U.S. unemployment rate stayed the same at 3.8 percent. Year…

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Apr 02, 2019

Freedom Partners: U.S.-Mexico Trade Too Critical to Economy to Jeopardize by Closing the Border

Arlington, VA – In response to reports that the Trump administration is considering closing the U.S.-Mexico border, Freedom Partners urged administration officials to preserve commerce between the two nations. Freedom Partners…

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Apr 01, 2019

Metal Tariffs Just Pick Winners and Losers: And the Losers Outnumber the Winners

In a recent study, 80 percent of surveyed businesses said that the Trump administration’s metal tariffs have affected them negatively. It’s another reminder that tariffs, which are taxes on American…

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Mar 28, 2019

2018 Q4: Economy Grew At A 2.2 Percent Rate (Final Estimate)

This morning, the U.S. Department of Commerce released its final estimate of gross domestic product (GDP) for the fourth quarter of 2018, and announced that the U.S. economy expanded at…

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Mar 25, 2019

Three Solutions to America’s Trade Woes: Here’s how lawmakers are working to fix trade

When Americans can trade, businesses, workers and consumers thrive. Trade is what keeps America running. It puts inexpensive goods on our shelves, allows U.S. businesses to sell their goods in markets…

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Mar 19, 2019

James Davis, Daniel Garza and Tim Phillips Discuss Trade and Immigration at National Review Online

Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips, Freedom Partners Executive Vice President James Davis and The LIBRE Initiative President Daniel Garza met with National Review Editor Rich Lowry on the site’s podcast…

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Mar 10, 2019

Should Government Ban Lightbulbs? An Economic Case for Free Trade

Americans benefit enormously from trade. Trade gives us access to a multitude of high-quality goods and services at affordable prices, and more markets for U.S. producers to sell their products…

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Mar 08, 2019

Putting U.S. Employment Numbers in Context – February 2019

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the economy gained 20,000 jobs in February, a significant drop from the 311,000 jobs added in January, which was the largest…

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