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News from EPI Senator Debbie Stabenow, EPI’s Rob Scott to Discuss TPP and Currency Manipulation

Tomorrow, February 4th, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern, Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) will join EPI Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Research Robert E. Scott and Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul on a media teleconference to discuss the latest EPI report, Currency Manipulation and the 896,600 Jobs Lost Due to the U.S.-Japan Trade Deficit.

In the study, Scott argues that Japanese currency manipulation—a major contributor to the U.S.-Japan trade deficit—must be addressed in negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). In the past two years, Japan’s government has methodically driven down the value of the yen. As a result, the U.S.-Japan goods trade deficit has skyrocketed to $78.3 billion in 2013—reducing U.S. GDP by 0.75 percent, or $125.3 billion, and costing 896,000 jobs.

What: Teleconference to discuss new EPI paper, Currency Manipulation and the 896,600 Jobs Lost Due to the U.S.-Japan Trade Deficit

Who: Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.)
Robert Scott, Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Research, EPI
Scott Paul, President, Alliance for American Manufacturing

When: Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern

Call-in number: (800) 944-8766

Passcode: 50484

To RSVP and receive an embargoed copy of the paper, email