Press Release: CPA Supports Executive Order to Expand Buy America Preferences

Focus on state-level infrastructure projects will close potential gaps in coverage Washington. The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today praised President Trump’s executive order to strengthen Buy America preferences for infrastructure projects. While Buy America typically covers federal projects, the executive order will now extend such requirements to state-level projects that receive federal funding. Please follow and … Read morePress Release: CPA Supports Executive Order to Expand Buy America Preferences

CPA Op-ed: Fighting Countries Who Don’t Play By The Rules The Only Way for America to Win on Trade

President Trump often criticizes the way other countries keep taking advantage of the United States. And he’s right. There is an inherent unfairness in how other countries trade with America. For decades, the U.S. has generously imposed low tariffs on imports. But in response, other countries continue to levy hefty tariffs on U.S. goods. Op-ed … Read moreCPA Op-ed: Fighting Countries Who Don’t Play By The Rules The Only Way for America to Win on Trade

Do tax cuts for rich people create growth? (with Bruce Bartlett)

Since forever, Republicans have insisted that cutting taxes on wealthy corporations and individuals would grow the economy, create jobs, and lift wages. But it never does. As an early architect of what became “Reaganomics,” Bruce Bartlett was there at the birth of this GOP tax myth. He joins the podcast to help set the record … Read moreDo tax cuts for rich people create growth? (with Bruce Bartlett)

Do tax cuts for rich people create growth?

Since forever, Republicans have insisted that cutting taxes on wealthy corporations and individuals would grow the economy, create jobs, and lift wages. But it never does. As an early architect of what became “Reaganomics,” Bruce Bartlett was there at the birth of this GOP tax myth. He joins the podcast to help set the record … Read moreDo tax cuts for rich people create growth?

Who Fact-Checks the Fact-Checkers?

When the Washington Post’s Fact Check columnist gave three Pinocchios to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, he was revealing an important lesson about implicit bias. No puppet! No puppet! You’re the puppet! On Martin Luther King Jr Day, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (hereafter AOC) discussed the American Dream in a conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates. The full interview is fascinating and … Read moreWho Fact-Checks the Fact-Checkers?

The International Trade Administration is Open and Ready to Assist American Businesses

Please stay tuned for regular scheduled content. In the meantime, click here to learn about our programs. ITA is proud to connect U.S. companies to opportunities abroad. If you are interested in how ITA can help you access overseas markets, contact your local International Trade Specialist. Please follow and like us:

Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna Member of Key House Committees

Washington D.C.: Congressman Ro Khanna is a member of the House Armed Services, Budget, and Oversight Committees. The House Armed Services Committee has jurisdiction for laws pertaining to the United States military and also exercises oversight on the annual national defense budget. The Budget Committee drafts the annual budget resolution that sets revenue and spending … Read moreIndian-American Congressman Ro Khanna Member of Key House Committees

Senator Kamala Harris Announces Presidential Bid

Washington D.C.: The Indian American community is pleased to announce that Kamala Harris is running for President in 2020. Her mother, a breast cancer scientist, immigrated to the United States from Chennai. Her father, a Stanford University economics professor, emigrated from Jamaica. Senator Harris has been serving in the U.S. Senate since 2017. She previously … Read moreSenator Kamala Harris Announces Presidential Bid

DOL OFCCP Against Oracle

Back during the Obama administration, the Dept. of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs starting bring suits against some major tech industry players regarding various discrimination charges, in many cases related to the H-1B work visa. Remarkably, OFCCP has been able to continue this work under the Trump administration. Their latest move is even … Read moreDOL OFCCP Against Oracle

The Fight Against $15 Is Built on Nothing

Using outdated, disproven research, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta told the Wall Street Journal that raising wages kills jobs. Why doesn’t anyone call him out on his trickle-down BS? Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta can’t see the evidence, even when it’s right under his nose. When Democrats took control of the House of Representatives this month, one of … Read moreThe Fight Against $15 Is Built on Nothing

Press Release: CPA Pushes for Trade-Competitive Tax Policies

Urges Congress to consider pro-American tax reform  Washington. The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) is asking Congress to improve the federal tax system to promote US trade competitiveness. In a letter to both the Senate Finance and House Ways & Means Committees, CPA pressed for consideration of both a destination-based Sales Factor Apportionment tax … Read morePress Release: CPA Pushes for Trade-Competitive Tax Policies

What Do We Know about Mega Metros?

Not only does BLS produce nationwide economic indicators, but we also have a treasure trove of data for metropolitan areas across the country. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 62.9 percent of our country’s 325.7 million people live in incorporated places. To celebrate our metro areas, we looked at the data for our six largest … Read moreWhat Do We Know about Mega Metros?

Just say no to the two-minutes hate

When the media claimed that white Catholic Trump-supporting boys mocked an elderly American Indian at a demonstration, several of my fellow conservatives participated in the two-minutes hate against the boys, fanning the flames of Outrage Culture with over-the-top condemnations. After the story collapsed, apologies of the “I shouldn’t have rushed to judgment” variety were issued. One … Read moreJust say no to the two-minutes hate

Tulsi Gabbard, Longtime friend of Indian Americans, to Run for President in 2020

Washington D.C.: Tulsi Gabbard, a longtime friend of India and Indian Americans, has announced she will run for President in 2020. Congresswoman Gabbard was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. USINPAC supported her candidacy and was pleased that she quickly advocated for India and Indian Americans while serving on the House Foreign … Read moreTulsi Gabbard, Longtime friend of Indian Americans, to Run for President in 2020

Is the American Dream a lie? (with Christian Cooper and Khiara Bridges)

Is the American Dream dead? Is economic mobility a myth? The foundational promise of America is that anyone, if they work hard and play by the rules, can enjoy a secure, middle-class life. Christian Cooper and Khiara Bridges join us to discuss the prevailing narrative that we each control our own economic destiny. Christian Cooper: … Read moreIs the American Dream a lie? (with Christian Cooper and Khiara Bridges)

BONUS: Marching orders for new legislators

As newly elected Democrats across the country enter their respective capitol buildings for the first time, Civic Ventures president Zach Silk and former Washington State legislator (and Civic Ventures senior VP) Jessyn Farrell offer advice for what they should prioritize – and it starts with economic policies that help the broad majority. Further reading: https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/08/14/democrats-must-reclaim-the-center-by-moving-hard-left-219354 … Read moreBONUS: Marching orders for new legislators

[BONUS] Quick Pitch: Marching Orders for New Legislators

As newly elected Democrats across the country enter their respective capitol buildings for the first time, Civic Ventures president Zach Silk and former Washington State legislator (and Civic Ventures senior VP) Jessyn Farrell offer advice for what they should prioritize – and it starts with economic policies that help the broad majority. Further reading: https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/08/14/democrats-must-reclaim-the-center-by-moving-hard-left-219354 … Read more[BONUS] Quick Pitch: Marching Orders for New Legislators

Celebrating the International Year of the Periodic Table

The United Nations (U.N.) proclaims 2019 the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. As Jean-Paul Ngome-Abiaga, coordinator for the celebration of the Year at the U.N., says: “The periodic table of chemical elements is one of the most important and influential achievements in modern science reflecting the essence not only of chemistry, … Read moreCelebrating the International Year of the Periodic Table

Where does economic growth really come from? (with W. Brian Arthur and Cesar Hidalgo)

Is economic growth all about money, trade, and GDP, or are healthy economies built on a different foundation? In this episode, economist W. Brian Arthur and MIT physicist Cesar Hidalgo explain why human knowledge, knowhow, and innovation are the best measures of rising prosperity and future economic growth. Guest BiosW. Brian Arthur: Economist credited with … Read moreWhere does economic growth really come from? (with W. Brian Arthur and Cesar Hidalgo)

Where does economic growth really come from?

Is economic growth all about money, trade, and GDP, or are healthy economies built on a different foundation? In this episode, economist W. Brian Arthur and MIT physicist Cesar Hidalgo explain why human knowledge, knowhow, and innovation are the best measures of rising prosperity and future economic growth. Guest BiosW. Brian Arthur: Economist credited with … Read moreWhere does economic growth really come from?