Remarkable steps to the “labor-centered” trade policy promised since the last election and as of now, it is currently been taken care of by Congress and the President’s U.S. trade representative (USTR).
The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Modernization Act
On June 17, the TAA Modernization Act of 2021 was introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives, to the reauthorization of the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program. It represents the bill to be a succeeding promise for economic securities for workers displaced from their jobs by trade.
Moreover, the bill would improve to go beyond its improving qualities of benefits for unemployed workers and their ability to access training and other assistance.
Meanwhile, Congress has passed the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Modernization Act to the Senate. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), chair of the Trade Subcommittee, is behind the success. The act will last up to four years run to assist workers, firms, farmers, and communities which is also part of the President’s Build Back Better bill but subject for approval by the House demonstrates a new readiness of legislators to recognize government responsibility for the domestic costs of trade.
The Revise TAA
The Department of Labors, Commerce, and Agriculture site some list of Revised Trade Adjustment Assistance that could help the workers, firms, farmers, and communities. These promising amendments were opposed in the House by those who view TAA as unnecessary handouts insisting that the expansion will be reformat with congress to the President’s authority to seek Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). Furthermore, it will be renewed if the new trade agreements are nearly complete, for the meantime the administration is deferring additional trade deals to emphasize trade-related.