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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 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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Mar 29, 2019

Freedom Partners Endorses New Kaine-Carper Bill to Expand Congressional Oversight of Tariffs

Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce today endorsed new legislation that would boost congressional oversight and authority concerning tariffs imposed unilaterally by the executive branch. The Reclaiming Congressional Trade Authorities Act…

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Mar 18, 2019

Broad Coalition of 30 Groups Call for Congress to Reclaim Authority on Tariffs

Arlington, VA – A coalition of 30 organizations led by Americans for Prosperity (AFP) and Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce released a letter today encouraging lawmakers to reclaim their tariff authority, which has…

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Mar 11, 2019

Senator Lee Right to Advocate Jones Act Repeal

Arlington, VA – Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) has introduced S. 694, legislation to repeal the Jones Act. The Merchant Marine Act of 1920 – commonly known as the Jones Act – was intended to…

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Feb 25, 2019

Report Warns of ‘Tariff Turmoil’ Absent Sweeping U.S.-China Trade Deal

Arlington, VA – The Trump administration rightly delayed an increase in tariffs from 10 to 25 percent on March 2nd because it would devastate U.S. producers, workers, and consumers, according to a…

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Feb 18, 2019

Trump Administration Should Avoid New Auto Tariffs, Freedom Partners Says

Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce renewed its opposition today to a tariff of up to 25 percent on imported vehicles, in light of news reports of a new Department of…

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Feb 06, 2019

Freedom Partners Supports Trade Security Act

Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners today commended Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wisc.) on the introduction of the Trade Security Act in the Senate and House, respectively. The…

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Feb 05, 2019

Freedom Partners: Washington Must Lower Trade Barriers, Not Create New Ones with the Reciprocal Trade Act

Arlington, VA – During tonight’s State of the Union Address, President Trump urged Congress to pass the “Reciprocal Trade Act” (H.R. 764). The legislation would grant the executive branch even greater…

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Jan 31, 2019

AFP and Freedom Partners Join Coalition Urging Restoration of Congressional Tariff Authority

Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce and Americans for Prosperity (AFP) joined a coalition of free-market and business organizations urging Congress to support the bipartisan Bicameral Congressional Trade Authority Act…

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