In case you missed it -- yesterday, Progressive Coalition for American Jobs coalition member, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, sat down with RealClearPolitics for their second installment of its "Powering the Debate" series. Mayor Buckhorn shared his thoughts on the current political climate and why he supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Key excerpts:
By Amrietha Nellan
From being one of the original cattle ranching states, to the national leader of the modern craft beer scene, Colorado has a knack for developing iconic American industries. Colorado’s strong brand is recognized around the world, and is a source of competitive advantage for the state’s agricultural exports. However, high tariffs and transportation costs to major markets dampen the full economic potential of these industries for Colorado. Thankfully, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) makes unprecedented gains in market access and lower barriers to trade for U.S. exports — benefiting Colorado ranchers and brewers alike.
WASHINGTON – Progressive Coalition for American Jobs Advisory Board members Governor Christine Gregoire, Ambassador Ron Kirk, and Governor Deval Patrick issued the following statement today responding to the exchange on trade and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) during last night's Presidential debate:
In case you missed it -- Yesterday, The New York Times published an article highlighting the slew of polls that show Democratic voters across the country support international trade and the TPP in particular — quoting Progressive Coalition for American Jobs coalition member, Kasim Reed. Key excerpts:
by Emma Preston
When considering the citrus that lines our grocery store shelves, it’s easy to forget that the bright fruits before us have traveled long distances before making their way to our shopping carts. Florida grown oranges, for example, are exported all over the world, but imposed tariffs and trade barriers make an already long voyage overly complicated and expensive. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), however, will simplify international trade by reducing excess taxes - supporting Florida orange exports. And it couldn’t come at a better time.
In case you missed it -- today, Politico published an article on the primary wins of the 28 Democratic House members who voted for Trade Promotion Authority last year, highlighting voter support for trade and members who engage their communities on the merits of TPP. Key excerpts: