On Tuesday, December 8th, President Barack Obama delivered an address to the Brookings Institution on
the need for increased focus on the job crisis that is affecting so
many working families across the country.
This Dispatch will highlight many of the rising concerns by
state leaders over recent federal trade deals, how states have been
taking action to increase their roles in the trade negotiation process,
and recent mobilization by those state leaders working with federal
allies to institutionalize the role of states in the trade negotiation
and implementation process.