The 2016 US presidential election has been fraught with divisive discourse and reality television-style drama, but the top two leading candidates appear to actually agree when it comes to matters of transportation infrastructure and trade.
United States Trade Policy
31 Jul 2016
U.S. freight projects this year received their lowest share ever from the TIGER federal grant program.
24 Jun 2015
The U.S. Senate Wednesday voted to renew trade promotion authority for the first time in nearly eight years, setting the stage for the a Pacific Rim partnership that some have heralded as the largest trade pact in history.
12 Jun 2015
The U.S. Congress stymied President Obama’s trade agenda Friday, after the House of Representatives failed to approve a key portion of a trade package that would have given Obama the ability to fast-track trade deals, including a high-profile treaty with Pacific Rim nations.
15 May 2015
After a false start earlier the week, the U.S. Senate Thursday voted to open the debate on legislation to renew expired trade promotion authority.
16 Apr 2015
New legislation unveiled Thursday would give U.S. President Obama “fast track” authority to negotiate an ambitious trade accord with 11 other Pacific nations and set the course for what will be one of the toughest battles of the president’s last 19 months in office.
05 Feb 2015
A top Republican on Wednesday said he expects the new conservative Congress to pass trade promotion authority sometime this spring, potentially allowing President Obama to take a major trans-Pacific trade pact past the finish line this year.
04 Feb 2015
U.S. agriculture and medical product shippers could gain a larger share of the Cuban market if a bill reintroduced by Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., is passed.
18 Dec 2014
U.S. Gulf and South Atlantic ports see the thawing of Cold War restrictions on United States trade with Cuba trade as a potential new market — or a revival of an old one.
18 Dec 2014
The limited exemption for exports, and possibly the 53-year-old embargo, may become a thing of the past if Obama gets his way. But ending the embargo would require congressional action, something that’s politically questionable.
05 Dec 2014
WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., lashed out at the Jones Act during a Friday panel at the Heritage Foundation, saying the 94-year-old maritime law is an anachronism that hurts U.S. farmers and manufacturers at the expense of foreign rivals.