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USMCA a Win for North American Trade and Economic Growth

USMCA heads to President Trump's desk, after Senate passes the bill 89-10.

January 16, 2020 — Deborah Collier 1579195077

CCAGW Urges Support for USMCA

CCAGW urges representatives to support USMCA ratification.

Trump Administration Announces Phase One of Trade Deal With China

The U.S. and China confirmed completion of a first phase for an agreement to address trade concerns.

December 16, 2019 — Allen Johnson 1576512659

USMCA Steps Back on Intellectual Property Protection

The administration and Congress should support IP protection in trade deals that respect and adhere as closely as possible to U.S. laws.

December 13, 2019 — Elizabeth Wright 1576260647

Legislation Introduced to Further Music Copyright Modernization

New bi-partisan legislation would give creators of music and other programs broadcast by AM/FM radio stations control over their intellectual property.

November 25, 2019 — Deborah Collier 1574691795

Passing USMCA Must be Top Fall Priority for Congress

The time has come for the 25-year-old NAFTA to receive a much-needed update.

September 10, 2019 — Peter Klensch 1568131504

Time is Ticking on USMCA

In 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) entered into force, creating a partnership between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico that progressively eliminated tariffs and all duties and quantitative restrictions, except for a limited number of agriculture products, traded with Canada, that were eliminated by 2008.

September 10, 2019 — Deborah Collier 1568124727

CAGW Sends President Trump Letter Regarding JEDI Contract

July 16, 2019

The President
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear Mr. President,

On behalf of the more than one million members and supporters of Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), I write to urge you to place a hold on awarding the Joint Enterprise Defense Initiative (JEDI) contract until the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed its investigation into allegations of impropriety in the development of the contract proposal.

CCAGW Joins Coalition Letter regarding S. 1416, Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Act of 2019

June 24, 2019 

Senator John Cornyn

517 Hart Senate Office Bldg.

Washington, DC  20510 

Dear Senator Cornyn, 

As strong supporters of free markets, property rights and innovation, we write to share our concerns about S.1416, the “Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Act of 2019,” as introduced by you and Sen. Blumenthal (D-CT). 

Digital Video Piracy Isn't Fun and Games

Technology is continually changing, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the video piracy space.  In 2014, CAGW President Tom Schatz and I co-authored a report entitled, Intellectual Property:  Making It Personal, where we discussed the ongoing issues surrounding the protection of intellectual property rights.  In this report, we referred to a study conducted by Envisional, which concluded that more than 99 percent of the traf

June 21, 2019 — Deborah Collier 1561119045

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