Monthly Archives: September 2011

Updated GSP Supporter List by CD

With its most recent update, our Supporter List now includes companies operating in 48 states and 292 congressional districts.  You can download the list of GSP Supporters by district here.  You can add your company name by emailing here. New … Continue reading

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House Returns to DC Next Week

Following passage by the Senate of the GSP/TAA bill last week, it now returns to the House for final passage.  There have not been any public announcements about when the House may take up the GSP/TAA bill, but we’re preparing … Continue reading

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Time to Show Our Gratitude

Last week, we asked companies to contact their Senators in support of the GSP/TAA bill.  When all the votes were tallied, H.R. 2832 passed with the support of 70 Senators. The inclusion of TAA made the vote particularly difficult for … Continue reading

Posted in Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina | Leave a comment

Coalition for GSP: Press Release on Senate Action

The Coalition for GSP put out a press release this morning applauding passage of the GSP/TAA bill last night by the Senate.  Click here to download a copy of the press release. Quotes from release: Laura Baughman, Executive Director of … Continue reading

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Senate Passes GSP/TAA Bill

A little while ago, the Senate passed the GSP/TAA bill by a vote of 70-27.  From the reading of the roll, approximately 16 Republicans joined all the Democrats present to pass the bill. The final results should eventually be available … Continue reading

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Senate Votes Scheduled for 4:30pm

If you haven’t contacted your Senators already today in support of H.R. 2832, now’s the time to use our Email Your Senators and let your position be known.

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Senate Votes on GSP Expected Today – Email Your Senators!

The Senate expects to vote on the overall GSP/TAA bill later today.  Failure of either the TAA amendment or the overall package – or the success other amendments – threatens not only GSP, but the larger trade agenda this fall. … Continue reading

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Senate Debates….GSP Supporter List Grows

The Senate is in its 3rd day of debate on amendments to the GSP/TAA bill.  Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) keeps saying that he hopes we’re “heading into the home stretch,” but it is unclear when final votes will take place. … Continue reading

Posted in Argentina, Colombia, Florida, Illinois, India, Indonesia, Missouri, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand | Leave a comment

GSP Has NOT Been Renewed Yet

We received a call from a customs broker this morning alerting us to (false) information they had received about GSP being renewed effective October 1st.  This is not true – the Senate continues to debate the GSP/TAA bill.  Below is … Continue reading

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8 Senators Oppose Cloture Vote for GSP

The Senate passed the cloture motion this evening by a vote of 84-8.  All eight “no” votes came from Republicans, including: Alabama: Senator Jeff Sessions (R); Senator Richard Shelby (R) Arizona: Senator Jon Kyl (R); Senator John McCain (R) Louisiana: … Continue reading

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