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Congressional Testimony

Submission for the Record on North American Offshore Drilling

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

In a statement submitted to the Committee on Natural Resources, the Council of the Americas urged cooperation with Cuba on offshore drilling, citing examples of similar cooperation with Canada and Mexico. The Council pointed to environmental concerns as a need to coordinate safety efforts, and cautioned that "the United States must do everything within reason to protect its people and its environment." ... Read More

Congressional Testimony: The International Exploitation of Drug Wars and What We Can Do About It

Wednesday, October 12, 2011  |  Eric Farnsworth

In testimony to the U.S. House's Committee on Foreign Affairs, COA Vice President Eric Farnsworth discussed the worrying growth of violence in Latin America stemming from the drug trade. He recommended continued support of efforts to strengthen democracy and reduce U.S. drug use. ... Read More

Submission of Comments: Development of the National Export Initiative

Tuesday, July 27, 2010  |  Eric Farnsworth

In a submission of public comments to the U.S. International Trade Administration, Council of the Americas voices support for the Obama administration's National Export Initiative, outlining ways to boost hemispheric competitiveness and avoid protectionism to reach the goal of doubling U.S. exports by 2015. ... Read More

Submission for the Record in Support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement

Monday, January 25, 2010

Council of the Americas supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement to expand trade and investment with Australia, Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. “TPP may well be the most promising opportunity for hemispheric trade expansion that includes the United States,” says the COA submission. ... Read More

Congressional Testimony: Iran in the Western Hemisphere

Tuesday, October 27, 2009  |  Eric Farnsworth

"Countries where democracy is weak...have proven, time and time again, to be the most likely portals through which unhelpful influences such as Iran are introduced into the region," explained COA's Vice President Eric Farnsorth in testimony to U.S. Congress. ... Read More