NAFTA’s American Opportunity

Twenty-five years ago this week, negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) were concluded. And today in Washington, officials will launch negotiations to modernize the agreement for a new era of North American commerce. It is altogether fitting...

Engaging America

With little fanfare at Naval Base Kitsap in Washington state, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on August 9th delivered a stirring defense of U.S. engagement in world affairs — and offered a sobering reminder of the heavy cost, in blood and treasure, isolationism has...

U.S. Chamber Takes On Tax Reform

Members of Congress are back in their home states for August, but the U.S. Chamber of Commerce isn’t taking any breaks. We’re busy preparing for the upcoming battle to pass pro-growth tax reform. We’re activating our extensive grassroots and small business network to...

Tax Reform: Next Steps

No rest for the weary. Congress has finished, for now, with health care reform, bloodied and battered. Next stop is tax reform. Tax reform is both urgent and imperative. There is no policy Congress will consider that promises to improve the economic security and...

What the Hippocratic Oath Means for NAFTA

As the U.S., Canada, and Mexico prepare to launch negotiations on August 16 to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the oath attributed to the ancient Greek healer Hippocrates — “Do No Harm” — has become a mantra for U.S. negotiators. As noted...

Updating NAFTA: Food for Thought

The debate over how to update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has shifted into high gear. The Trump administration just released its objectives for modernizing the 23-year-old trade deal. And negotiators recently held three days of public hearings with...