So yes, we should include worker rights in our trade bills
It is true that the bill requires negotiators to consult with Congress, more so than any past trade bill
First, consider the null hypothesis that trade bills are enacted according to the random enactment model.
Second, consider the null hypothesis that trade bills are enacted according to a party dominance model.
And the Congressional trade bill
signed last summer has the potential to increase this protectionism.
WASHINGTON -- The National Retail Federation today welcomed House passage of legislation that would extend the United States' largest duty-free trade program for developing nations, and expressed hope that the vote will clear the way for additional trade bills
In addition to their immediate benefits, approval of these trade agreements will break a logjam on trade legislation in Congress that has blocked a number of other important trade bills
from moving forward," Shay said, citing renewal of the Generalized System of Preferences program as an example.
The President has heard a lot of talk about whether or not trade bills
will move or not, and I assured him that we will do everything in our capacity to move the trade bills
-- not only the Panamanian bill, but the Colombian bill and the Korean bill.