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Todd Rokita on Free Trade

 

 


Supports international free trade agreements

Rokita helped lead passage of important trade legislation, which paves the way for international free trade agreements that will create higher-paying jobs, yield faster economic growth, and solidify U.S. economic leadership. Rokita made the following statement following passage of the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act:

"This legislation is about doing what is good for Indiana and America. International trade supports nearly 800,000 jobs in Indiana--more than one in five. With 96 percent of necessary guardrails to restrain Presidential authority & retain Congressional oversight. This isn't a 'fast track' bill; quite the opposite. It's slow track."

The Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 passed the House by a vote of 218-208.

Source: 2015 press release for 2018 Indiana Senatorial race , Jun 18, 2015

Rated 50% by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade.

Rokita scores 50% 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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