It has been over 12 years since Congress last debated Trade Promotion Authority. Much has changed since then. The world has changed, trade negotiations have changed, and the role of Congress in trade negotiations has changed.
W&M Committee Democrats sent a letter to Chairman Paul Ryan requesting hearings to find a long-term funding solution for the Highway Trust Fund. The Committee has not held a hearing on financing the Highway Trust Fund since Republicans took the majority in 2011.
Corporate inversions will cost American taxpayers $34 billion over the next decade. Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI), Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Sen. Durbin (D-IL) and Sen, Reed (D-RI) introduced legislation to close this loophole and level the playing field for hardworking Americans.