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Tommy Thompson on Free Trade

Former Secretary of H.H.S.; former Republican Governor (WI)


Strong trade policies help keep state economy strong

Wisconsin exports have tripled since 1987, placing Wisconsin among the top half of all trading states in the nation. In 1999, Wisconsin companies exported more than $9.6 billion in products, which was a strong showing despite depressed Asian and European markets. Many economic experts have credited Wisconsinís dramatic increase in trade with helping build a strong economy that has withstood national economic downturns.
Source: WI Governorís website Jan 8, 2001

Ease Canadian border-crossing rules.

Thompson signed the Midwestern Governors' Conference resolution:

Source: Resolution of Midwestern Governors' Conf. on Canadian Border 98-MGC3 on May 12, 1998

Grant fast-track authority to the President.

Thompson signed the Midwestern Governors' Conference resolution:

Source: Resolution of Midwestern Governors' Conf. on Agri. Trade 99-MGC4 on Nov 19, 1999

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GOP: Sen.John McCain
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