State of Indiana Archives: on Free Trade


John Gregg: Unified strategy to promote Hoosier brand worldwide

A Gregg administration will work to rebuild Indiana's world-class network of trade offices and export assistance programs that supported small and medium-sized business. These offices and programs help to link Hoosier businesses with economic engines around the world, translating to new business opportunities and more jobs. Indiana now maintains only 5 international offices, down from 14 in previous administrations.

In addition, Governor Gregg will develop an integrated, coordinated state export strategy that leverages the strength of existing initiatives. There is currently no coordinated state strategy to ensure a comprehensive approach to economic development.

To increase access to resources, Indiana will work closely with the US Department of Commerce to maximize grant funding and promote Indiana as a pilot state for export initiatives. Gregg will develop a unified strategy to create and promote a Hoosier "brand" recognized around the world.

Source: 2016 Indiana governor campaign website GreggForGovernor.com Aug 31, 2016

Mike Pence: Favors free trade, but not tariff dodging from China

Pence asked U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman to look into U.S. Steel's allegations, including that Chinese steelmakers dodge tariffs by misrepresenting what country the steel comes from. The (Munster) Times reports that U.S. Steel has filed a trade case that could result in a ban on all Chinese imports deemed unfairly traded. Pence says he favors free trade but he called U.S. Steel's allegations against China serious.
Source: Associated Press on 2016 Indiana gubernatorial race Jan 15, 2014

Mike Pence: Favors free trade, but not tariff dodging from China

Pence asked U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman to look into U.S. Steel's allegations, including that Chinese steelmakers dodge tariffs by misrepresenting what country the steel comes from. The (Munster) Times reports that U.S. Steel has filed a trade case that could result in a ban on all Chinese imports deemed unfairly traded. Pence says he favors free trade but he called U.S. Steel's allegations against China serious.
Source: Associated Press on 2016 Indiana gubernatorial race Jan 15, 2014

Brad Ellsworth: NAFTA has cost Indiana jobs

Ellsworth said Coats, who previously represented Indiana in the U.S. House and Senate, shouldn't have voted for the North American Free Trade Agreement because it cost the state jobs. Coats said open trade is important, and that trade barriers would hurt the state.

Coats said Ellsworth's support of Democratic programs such as the federal stimulus and health care overhaul are taking the country in the wrong direction.

Source: Washington Post coverage of 2010 Indiana Senate debate Oct 25, 2010

Daniel Coats: Trade barriers would hurt Indiana

Ellsworth said Coats, who previously represented Indiana in the U.S. House and Senate, shouldn't have voted for the North American Free Trade Agreement because it cost the state jobs. Coats said open trade is important, and that trade barriers would hurt the state.

Coats said Ellsworth's support of Democratic programs such as the federal stimulus and health care overhaul are taking the country in the wrong direction.

Source: Washington Post coverage of 2010 Indiana Senate debate Oct 25, 2010

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2016 Presidential contenders on Free Trade:
  Republicans:
Gov.Jeb Bush(FL)
Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
Gov.Chris Christie(NJ)
Sen.Ted Cruz(TX)
Carly Fiorina(CA)
Gov.Jim Gilmore(VA)
Sen.Lindsey Graham(SC)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Gov.Bobby Jindal(LA)
Gov.John Kasich(OH)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Gov.George Pataki(NY)
Sen.Rand Paul(KY)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Sen.Rob Portman(OH)
Sen.Marco Rubio(FL)
Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
Donald Trump(NY)
Gov.Scott Walker(WI)
Democrats:
Gov.Lincoln Chafee(RI)
Secy.Hillary Clinton(NY)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)
Gov.Martin O`Malley(MD)
Sen.Bernie Sanders(VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren(MA)
Sen.Jim Webb(VA)

2016 Third Party Candidates:
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Roseanne Barr(PF-HI)
Robert Steele(L-NY)
Dr.Jill Stein(G,MA)
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