April 3, 2006 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer
March 31, 2008 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer
August 13, 2007 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer
With the recent economic recession, increased unemployment, and plant closings and relocations abroad, trade is becoming an increasingly prominent issue in the nine-way race for the Democratic presidential nomination. How do the President and his trade representative interact with Congress on pending bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations, and how will future trade agreements be affected by the new political mood in Congress and the nation? These are some some of the questions that were posed at this recent Congress Project seminar.
It’s unusual for Congress to plan in advance, but House Republicans have pushed through a bill to establish a process for considering comprehensive tax reform next year. Don Wolfensberger writes that the process is aimed more at blasting Senate obstruction and appealing to this fall’s electorate than to making a serious commitment to tax reform.
November 20, 2006 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer