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    Legacy of Senator Robert Byrd

    Two former staffers of the late Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV), Ira Shapiro and David Corbin, talked about the senator’s life and political career. Topics included why they…

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    2012 Election and the Fiscal Cliff

    Ira Shapiro talked about the impact of the 2012 election on the Senate and prospects for compromise on pending issues, especially “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and…

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    After Words with Ira Shapiro

    Former Ambassador Ira Shapiro shines a spotlight on the senators of the 1960s and 1970s, who passed the Civil Rights and Great Society legislation. He argues that the Senate was…

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    International Trade and Campaign Issues

    Mr. Shapiro discussed the automobile trade agreement with Japan which was signed last year, reviewing the resulting improvements for U.S. automobile manufacturers. In a separate…

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    Japananese Automobile Sanctions

    Committee members heard testimony concerning U.S. tariffs on Japanese luxury automobiles and general trade relations between the two nations from administration officials and several policy…

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    General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade Markup

    Committee members particpated in a markup session of the GATT fast-track legislation. They heard testimony from trade experts and proceded through the bill line by line to agree on…

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    U.S.-Japan Trade Relations

    Mr. Shapiro discussed the recent use of Super 301 by President Clinton to improve the markets for American exports. He said that this is a significant move and provides the…

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    North American Free Trade Agreement

    U.S. Trade Representative officials testified to the subcommittee concerning the North American Free Trade Agreement and the long-term effects of its ratification.

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