Vol. II No. 106 (266)
Keeping You Posted With The Politics Of Philadelphia
July 22, 2011
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Bob Brady Makes Good On Promise Congressman Bob Brady, making good on a promise, will present a check for $25,800 to the Overbrook Monarchs Football Team tonight at 7:30 pm, Granahan Playground, 338 N. 65th St.(Callowhill). (Cont. Page 3)
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Jul. 23Brady Bunch get-together at Keenan’s at 113 Old New Jersey Av., North Wildwood, N.J., 4-8 p.m. Tickets $35. For info Tommy (215) 423-9027 or Charlie (215) 241-7804. Jul. 23State Sen. Anthony Williams hosts seminar on Building Financial Wealth by Improving Your Credit Score at 10 a.m. in Bossone Bldg. Atrium, 3200 Market St., 10 a.m. Parking available at 31st & Ludlow. For info Desaree K. Jones or Don Cave (215) 492-2980. Jul. 23Rep. John Taylor’s annual Beach Ball at Coconut Cove in Angelsea, North Wildwood. 2 pm. Jul. 30DC 21 Glaziers annual Summer Get-Together at Keenan’s in An-
gelsea, N. Wildwood, N.J., 2 p.m. on. Jul. 30Mt. Zion Baptist Church and pastor Rev. Cedric Hughes Jones, Jr. host “You and The Law”Seminar from 9 am to 1 p.m.1411 S. 50th st.(at Woodland Av.). For info call 215-724-0619. Aug. 2Friends of Ron Donatucci hosts cruise on Delaware aboard Phila. Belle at Penns Landing Pier 3, between Market and Chestnut Sts., 610 p.m. Boat sails at 7 p.m. $145 per person. Aug. 5Swedish Museum hosts Summer Crayfish Party in FDR Park at 1900 Pattison Ave. Tickets $50. Call (215) 389-1776 for details. Reservations end Jul. 29.
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Brady said, “ I would like to recognize Lincoln Financial Group and its employees for donating a portion of the funds needed to purchase new equipment for the Monarchs.” Last month a Monarchs equipment trailer was broken into at the playground and thieves made away with equipment belonging to the champion youth
football team. The robbery threatened the team’s season which is scheduled to begin August 1. “I could not stand by and let the hopes and dreams of the team and their parents be knocked down. I want these kids to know that there are more people in their community that will help rather than hurt them,” the Congressman said.
Casey To Obama: Protect PA Dairy Farmers ASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) today urged President Obama to protect Pennsylvania dairy farmers from unfair trade practices. In a letter sent this morning, Senator Casey pressed President Obama to address trade barriers facing dairy farmers during his upcoming meeting with New Zealand’s Prime Minister, imploring the President to consider the needs of Pennsylvania dairy farmers during ongoing negotiations for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement. “Pennsylvania dairy farmers face tremendous obstacles to exporting into the New Zealand market,” Senator Casey wrote.
“A failure to acknowledge New Zealand’s unique dairy market in the Trans Pacific Partnership could prohibit additional access for U.S. producers while opening our market to a damaging surge of New Zealand-made dairy products.” One company owns 90 percent of the dairy market share in New Zealand, Senator Casey wrote, making it extremely difficult for Pennsylvania dairy farmers to enter the market. The full text of the letter is below. Dear President Obama:As you prepare to host the Prime Minister of New Zealand, I 22 JULY, 2011
would continue to urge you to remember Pennsylvania’s dairy farmers in the ongoing negotiations for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement. As I wrote to Ambassador Kirk on March 10, 2010, I am concerned over the possible impact of the TPP on the U.S. dairy industry. Pennsylvania dairy farmers face tremendous obstacles to exporting into the New Zealand market. Specifically, one company maintains a virtual monopoly in New Zealand, owning 90 percent of the market share. Dairy farmers in Pennsylvania argue this puts them at an unprecedented disadvantage in trade relations. A failure to acknowledge New Zealand’s unique dairy market in the TPP could prohibit additional access for U.S. producers while opening our market to a damaging surge of New Zealand-made dairy products. New Zealand’s dairy industry also presents challenges to entering other markets. “While a small country, New Zealand is a global dairy industry power and is responsible for over 40 percent of worldwide trade in dairy products. Furthermore, the U.S. already has FTAs with four participants in the TPP, removing the possibility of offsetting gains THE PHILADELPHIA DAILY RECORD
with other TPP participants. The dairy issue with New Zealand therefore has a uniquely significant impact on the industry in the context of this agreement. In fact, the National Milk Producers Federation estimates that an elimination of the tariff-rate quota for New Zealand dairy products could cost U.S. producers $20 billion. “ I would ask that you highlight the concerns of American dairy producers in your meetings with the Prime Minister of New Zealand this week. Furthermore, I would urge you to consider any and all possible approaches in the TPP negotiations to effectively defend U.S. dairy producers from any potential surges of imports. These approaches should include examining the exclusion of New Zealand’s dairy sector from the TPP“ . |