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Op EdOct 18, 2019 - 3:15pm

Why the U.S. Chamber supports USMCA (U.S.-Mexico-Canada-Agreement)

When is a trade pact less like a marriage and more like a renewal of vows? Perhaps that’s the best metaphor for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA), the successor to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Given the close integration of the three economies, this new agreement is more about renewing and enhancing decades-long ties than starting a new life together.

Op EdOct 18, 2019 - 3:00pm

The trade deal Trump and Xi should agree on at G20

By: Myron Brilliant All eyes will be on President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping when they meet this week at the G20 summit in Japan. The stakes couldn't be higher. This summit offers an important chance to stave off a prolonged trade war between the world's two largest economies, one that would throw the entire global economy into a tailspin.

Op EdOct 18, 2019 - 3:00pm

Lift the tariffs, and restart trade talks with China now

Amid all the talk of a possible recession, it’s important for everyone to remember this: Economic expansions do not die of natural causes. They often die because of missteps and policy mistakes. And the biggest mistake our leaders could make right now — putting our economy at greater risk of a downturn — is to stoke further uncertainty.

Op EdOct 18, 2019 - 2:30pm

Amid budget talks, remember that America’s defense-industrial base is indispensable

By: Christian Zur As Congress takes up the annual defense budget, it is worth acknowledging the comfort and quality of life to which we are accustomed owes its legacy in no small part to the collaborative force of the greatest public-private partnership in American history: the defense-industrial base.

Op EdOct 18, 2019 - 1:45pm

We need action on infrastructure, not more talk

By Thomas J. Donohoe and Richard Trumka 

Op EdOct 18, 2019 - 1:30pm

‘We can’t fall behind on trade:’ Trump must strike a deal with Japan now, says US Chamber CEO

When you stand still on trade, you fall behind. Nowhere is this more apparent for the United States than in Japan, the world’s third largest economy and long a top market for U.S. exports. It’s also why the U.S. just launched negotiations for a trade agreement with Japan.

Op EdOct 18, 2019 - 1:15pm

Jailing CEOs to Please the Masses

Elizabeth Warren was one of my best law-school professors, but her political ambitions seem to have suppressed her once-reasonable instincts, particularly regarding corporate regulation. One of her recent proposals, the Corporate Executive Accountability Act, would upend hundreds of years of U.S. legal tradition and wreak havoc in boardrooms.

Op EdOct 18, 2019 - 12:30pm

Our crumbling infrastructure is failing small businesses

Daniel Speer had a simple task: Visit three clients of his home remodeling company in and around Washington, D.C.

Op EdAug 30, 2019 - 4:15pm

Scientific American Op-ed | The International Space Station Is More Valuable Than Many People Realize

While few were watching since the shuttle stood down in 2011, a new and reinvigorated agency is emerging with a vision that should captivate even the cynics. Under Space Policy Directive 1 (SPD-1), NASA and the ISS National Laboratory are accelerating the nation's push into commercial space. With an expected trillion-dollar space economy to come, the ISS can play a defining role in the formation of the industry.

Op EdAug 28, 2019 - 1:45pm

The Hill Op-ed | America Must Lead in Settling the New Frontier

In Washington, as the age-old adage goes, budgets determine policy. That is certainly the case with space—and the ramifications for our national and economic security are enormous. If Congress fails to provide NASA with critical resources in future budget legislation, American space dominance will atrophy and we will all suffer the consequences.