Policy Documents

Free Trade, Free Markets: Rating the 112th Congress

K. William Watson –
June 4, 2013

This Free Trade Bulletin from the Herbert A. Steifel Center for Trade Policy Studies, addresses the actions of the 112th Congress. The Congress made a few votes policy wise, but very little initiative. The author concludes that subsidies were expanded, while barriers saw a reduction. The election solved little. On the agenda for the next Congress will be China's currency, a farm bill, and miscellaneous tariff considerations.