Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), chaired by Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), will hold a hearing entitled, “Manufacturing in the USA: How U.S. Trade Policy Offshores Jobs,” at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 21, 2011.
Before Congress acts on three pending NAFTA-style agreements, the Committee will examine the impact on the U.S. economy of our current trade policy on workers in the manufacturing sector. Of particular importance to the Committee is the impact on U.S. manufacturing employment from China’s use of unfair trade practices. The Committee will look at strategies that the U.S. can use to encourage China to adjust its exchange rate. The Committee will also examine the demonstrated benefit of the Trade Adjustment Assistance program.
WHAT: Hearing on “Manufacturing in the USA: How U.S. Trade Policy Offshores Jobs”
WHO: Dr. Arvind Subramanian, Senior Fellow,
Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Center for Global Development
Dr. Philip Levy, Resident Scholar,
American Enterprise Institute
Mr. Greg Slater, Director
Global Trade and Competition Policy
Mr. Rick Bloomingdale, President
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WHEN: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 21, 2011
WHERE: 216 Hart Senate Office Building
Chairman Bob Casey presiding.
The Joint Economic Committee, established under the Employment Act of 1946, was created by Congress to review economic conditions and to analyze the effectiveness of economic policy.