Trade, Critical Infrastructure and Manufacturing
As New Democrats, we are committed to a strategy that strengthens, modernizes, protects, and maintains U.S. national infrastructure on the ground, in the sky, on the water, and in our cyber networks. In order to remain competitive in the global economy, improving domestic infrastructure is a sound strategy to promote growth and efficiency, support increased manufacturing, feed the American market and serve as an export platform for U.S. manufactured goods around the world. Our principles will serve as a foundation for a strategic direction for the Coalition on critical infrastructure and manufacturing.
The New Democrat Coalition's Trade Agenda (Released 2009)
As members of the New Democrat Coalition (NDC), we look to the new century as one of tremendous opportunity for both America and Americans. We, however, cannot take the continued success of the United States for granted. China, India, Brazil, and other competitors are rising fast as global economic powers. If America is going to continue to compete and remain the world's leading economic power, we must ensure we have a strong middle class here at home. America must step forward in the face of these challenges. As the world's pre-eminent economic power, we can conquer the demands of the global economy and ensure success for both the country and the middle class.
More on Trade, Critical Infrastructure and Manufacturing
New Democrat Coalition Chair Jim Himes (CT-04) and New Dem Trade Taskforce Co-Chairs Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Gregory Meeks (NY-05) issued the following statement in response to the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) notification to Congress on its intent to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA):
Co-Chairs: Representatives Rick Larsen & Greg Meeks
The Global Competitiveness and Trade Task Force will continue to advance a U.S. trade agenda that grows the economy, creates U.S. jobs, and ensures the United States sets the rules for a level playing field in the global economy.
Washington, D.C. – New Democrat Coalition Chair Jim Himes (CT-04) and New Dem Trade Taskforce Co-Chairs Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Gregory Meeks (NY-05) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP):
Washington, DC – Today, the New Democrat Coalition released an update of the American Prosperity Agenda: Winning the Future. The agenda, originally released in March 2015, details the work New Dem Members have done to advance legislation that will help hardworking Americans succeed in a 21st century economy.
Washington, DC – Today, the International Trade Commission (ITC) released its report assessing the impact the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement would have on the United States economy. Below is Chairman Kind’s statement on the report:
New Democrat Rep. Mike Quigley (IL-05) shares a transportation infrastructure plan for the 21st century. Rep.
Washington, DC – Last week, New Dem Rep. Cheri Bustos (IL-17) introduced the Boosting America’s Exports (BAE) Act which provides American businesses with the help and guidance that will allow them to expand into foreign markets. The Act is co-sponsored by New Dem Reps. Don Beyer (VA-08), John Carney (DE-AL), Bill Foster (IL-11), Jim Himes (CT-04), Derek Kilmer (WA-6), and Ron Kind (WI-03), Anne Kuster (NH-02), Jared Polis (CO-02), and Mike Quigley (IL-05).
Our economy is changing, and so must our efforts to find the most innovative, effective solutions for adapting to those changes. In response to Americans’ concern over the changing economy, the New Democrat Coalition developed the American Prosperity Agenda to help hardworking Americans thrive in the changing global economy. Earlier this week, New Dems Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) and Rep.