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Conner Eldridge on Free Trade

 

 


Opposes Trans Pacific Partnership; supports fair trade

Eldridge reaffirmed his opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership--a trade agreement between the United States and eleven other Pacific Rim countries. Eldridge said he is concerned about the trade deal's impact on Arkansas's workers, especially the state's rice farmers.

"I support fair trade that helps all Arkansans, including our rice farmers, which is why I oppose the Trans Pacific Partnership in its current form. We need a trade deal that expands export markets for all commodities and strengthens Arkansas's entire agricultural and manufacturing communities - this deal does not meet that test. As someone who grew up on a rice farm in east Arkansas, I understand the concerns voiced by everyday farmers and workers, which is why I know Arkansas loses with bad trade deals like this. We want free trade agreements that are fair and enforced on all countries.

Source: 2016 Arkansas Senate campaign website ConnerForArkansas.com , Apr 1, 2016

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