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GAO: Federal Agencies Do Little to Track Progress or Costs of Environmental Reviews

If this nation is to create more jobs, it has to begin building again. For this to occur, permit streamlining is a must, and these findings confirm the lack of management and delays in the current environmental review process.

Will They or Won’t They? The Stakes for the President’s Trade Talks in Asia

Photo: Kent Nishimura for Bloomberg

Air Force One will take President Obama to Asia next week. He will make stops in Japan, Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines. By any standard, this visit is hugely important for U.S. relations in the region and an example of this administration’s commitment to the rebalance to Asia.

One issue up for discussion – the unfinished U.S. trade agreement with 11 Asia-Pacific nations, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

New Study Investigates Agencies' Support for Workers Centers

A new report by the U.S. Chamber’s Workforce Freedom Initiative (WFI) examines the increasingly important role “worker centers” are playing in union pressure campaigns against employers, and how government agencies are making subtle changes in labor law to empower groups that lack majority representation.

It’s Only Common Sense for EPA to Consider Costs When Regulating Power Plants, Appeals Judge Says

In a split decision, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that EPA doesn’t have to consider costs and potential economic harm in the development of the Utility MACT power plant rule.

Transportation Secretary Hits the Road

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx speaks at a U.S. Chamber transportation infrastructure summit. (Photo: Ian Wagreich/U.S. Chamber)

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx kicked off an eight-state, five-day infrastructure road trip with three stops in Ohio, including a stop at U.S. Chamber member Siemens’ manufacturing facility.

Top 10 Reasons Why Shrill Trade Critics Have Zero Credibility

Ah…behold the marketing power of Top 10 lists. They’ve been nightly punch lines on David Letterman’s “Late Show” for several decades.  In honor of Letterman’s announcement that he would retire in 2015, we thought the trade policy world could use a little levity as well as a reality check.