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100 Days of 'We the People'

Apr 28, 2017 2:11 PM EDT
The United States of Resistance is a weekly industry newsletter sharing the top news from across the resistance. Please share wit...
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Week 13 in Trade: Canadian Lumber Tariffs and NAFTA Threats

Apr 26, 2017 11:10 PM EDT
Canadian Lumber TariffsOn Monday, President Trump announced that the US is imposing countervailing tariffs on Canadian lumber producers. There has been a great deal of media coverage of this issue since then, including talk about possible Canadian retaliation and a trade war. Here's what you should know:Bottom line: The President is touting these tariffs as a sign of his strength on trade. However, these tariffs are the latest round in a thirty-year old trade dispute, and would not have come as a surprise under any President. It is unclear whether the President's strong language on the issue marks any significant change in policy, or is just bluster. Background:1: The basic principle of free trade is that imported goods should be able to compete o...
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Week 13 in Science & Technology: Week of Action Follows March for Science as Shutdown Threat Looms

Apr 25, 2017 11:20 PM EDT
Thousands March for Science Across the Globe. On Saturday, April 22, large numbers of people joined the March for Science in Washington, DC, and over 600 other locations across the globe to express their support for science and defend it against political attacks. Now that the march is over, the organizers are calling for a week of action to continue the process of advocating for science.Trump Targets H-1B Visas. On Tuesday, April 18, President Trump signed a "Buy American and Hire American" executive order, which, among other provisions, directs government agencies to "suggest reforms to help ensure that H-1B visas are awarded to the most-skilled or highest-paid petition beneficiaries." Changes to the H-1B visa system would likely impact America'...
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