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Mike Lee on Free Trade

 

 


Power over foreign trade as little as over interstate tr

I've come to believe that the federal government's too big and too expensive. Our founding fathers put together a national government under the auspices of the Constitution. That document gave decidedly, intentionally limited powers to our natio government. Our national government was supposed to be in charge of just a few basic things, including things like national defense, immigration, regulation of interstate and foreign trade, and protecting trademarks, copyrights, and patents.
Source: KCPW Utah Senate Radio Debate on Politics Up Close , Jun 4, 2010

Rated 75% by the USAE, indicating support for trade engagement.

Lee scores 75% by USA*Engage on trade issues

Ratings by USA*Engage indicate support for trade engagement or trade sanctions. The organization's self-description: "USA*Engage is concerned about the proliferation of unilateral foreign policy sanctions at the federal, state and local level. Despite the fact that broad trade-based unilateral sanctions rarely achieve our foreign policy goals, they continue to have political appeal. Unilateral sanctions give the impression that the United States is 'doing something,' while American workers, farmers and businesses absorb the costs."

VoteMatch scoring for the USA*Engage ratings is as follows :

Source: USA*Engage 2011-2012 ratings on Congress and politicians 2012-USAE on Dec 31, 2012

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