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Erin Humiston

June 5, 2019

Matthews on CGTN TV: Slim Odds for a "Quick" US-UK Trade Deal

Despite the president’s optimistic statements at the St. James’s Palace joint press conference with Prime Minister Theresa May, Matthews voiced skepticism of the U.S. making a “quick deal” on trade post-Brexit.

May 31, 2019

IPI Experts Unleash on Twitter In Response to Mexico Tariffs

As President Trump moves forward with a plan to slap Mexico with tariffs, IPI experts pulled no punches in speaking out regarding the harm imposed on U.S. consumers by such a move. 

May 16, 2019

A Tenth Amendment Perspective on Felons' Voting Rights

In an interview with nationally syndicated host Michael Berry, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the new push from Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to restore by federal statute voting rights to convicted felons while in prison. Matthews concedes different states should have the freedom to make those decisions.

May 10, 2019

Giovanetti: New Tariffs Erase 25 Percent of Trump Tax Cut

As the U.S. raises tariffs on Chinese goods, IPI president Tom Giovanetti warns the Trump administration has imposed an additional $72 billion in taxes on the U.S. economy, which erase and undo 24 percent of the power of the Trump tax cut. 

May 3, 2019

House Judiciary Committee's Doug Collins Makes Case for Simplifying IP

At this year’s IPI World IP Day Celebration, IPI was honored to host Congressman Doug Collins, ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, who called for simplifying intellectual property policy. 

April 3, 2019

Senate GOP Moves to Invoke Nuclear Option, Fast Track Nominees

Today, the Senate GOP invoked the "nuclear option" to fast track presidential judicial and executive branch nominees, and IPI resident scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews tweeted his support. 

March 27, 2019

Giovanetti Reacts to Mueller Report

IPI president Tom Giovanetti says Robert Mueller's report now forces skeptics to grant the president and his administration legitimacy. 

March 21, 2019

On Electoral College: Direct Democracy vs Constitutional Republic

As Democrats call for abolishing the Electoral College, some Republicans are defending the idea, but in so doing, are betraying the spirit of the constitutional republic as it was originally envisioned by the Founders.

March 5, 2019

Giovanetti Testimony: Let Private Companies Build Infrastructure

New legislation before the Texas legislature wrongly assumes that private sector use of eminent domain is more problematic than government use.

January 14, 2019

Trump's Stock Market Fears Fuel U.S.-China Trade Talk Progress

“The stock market has been tanking the last few months in part because of China trade concerns, said Merrill Matthews on CGTN's The Heat. "If Donald Trump is on board, we will probably get an agreement sometime soon.”

November 19, 2018

Migrant Caravan and Military at the Border

In this episode of Flashpoint on WFAA-TV’s Inside Texas Politics, IPI board member Wade Emmert goes head to head with the idea of whether the militarization of the U.S. border was necessary or simply pre-election political theater.

November 2, 2018

Farmers Feel Pinch from U.S.-China Trade War

On CGTN- America’s The Heat, Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the status of the ongoing U.S.-China trade war and the upcoming G-20 summit.

September 25, 2018

U.S. Consumers Continue to Lose in Escalating China Trade War

Amid rising tensions in U.S.-China trade, Merrill Matthews joined CGTN America’s The Heat, noting that China’s retaliatory tariffs are indeed highly targeted toward likely supporters of President Trump, while the U.S.-imposed tariffs are hammering all American consumers and the opposite of “draining the swamp.”

August 14, 2018

Defense Bill Includes Reforms on Foreign Investment in the U.S.

President Trump has signed a defense bill which also allows tougher rules on foreign investments in the name of national security, coming at a time of rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China. In an interview, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews agreed the legislation specifically targets China.

August 6, 2018

U.S. Sanctions Against China May Increase Trade Deficit

In his latest interview with CGTN-America TV’s The Heat, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews addressed tensions between the U.S. and Iran, as well as U.S.-China trade relations. Click here to watch the full discussion.

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