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January 9, 2014

Trade Promotion Authority: Essential to our customers, business and country

In the coming weeks, the U.S. Congress will have the opportunity to take a step that will significantly advance free trade and our economy –renewing Trade Promotion Authority, or TPA.For three decades, U.S. presidents have had the authority to negotiate complex trade deals with other nations, and present the results for an up-or-down vote.  Congress last passed this trade authorization in 2002 and since then, the US has added trade agreements with 16 countries.

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September 9, 2013

Building a Bipartisan Tax Reform Bridge to Economic Growth

In the last few remaining months of 2013, Congress is facing a wide range of issues requiring action.  Corporate tax reform should be right at the top of the list. Our woefully outdated U.S. corporate tax code puts American companies at a global competitive disadvantage and is holding back the full potential of the U.S. economy.  Done right, revenue-neutral corporate tax reform can reduce distortions in our current tax code and the competitive disadvantages U.S. companies face overseas. And, most importantly a simpler tax code will grow our economy and create jobs.

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September 4, 2013

Important Work for Washington Policymakers, and Giving Back to the Community

As we shift out of recess mode and head back to work, Congress is returning to Washington with important matters that FedEx hopes will be addressed to move our economy and our country forward.We are encouraged by the momentum on Capitol Hill and within the administration on some of these issues, including corporate tax reform, transportation, and free trade agreements.  

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February 14, 2013

The State of Our Union – Action Needed

In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama outlined an ambitious agenda to overhaul the U.S. tax code, produce more domestic and alternative energy, rebuild our infrastructure and expand international trade.

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