Tim Griffin on Free Trade
Pass new trade agreements, with labor & enviro standards
I support free trade provided that there is a level playing field between the U.S. and other countries, including basic labor and environmental standards.
Increasing exports just 1% would create hundreds of thousands of jobs. We must pass the
Panamanian, Korean and Columbian Free Trade Agreements sooner rather than later. In 2008, the value of Arkansas exports to South Korea was $133 million. Implementation of these agreements will result in increased opportunities for Arkansas.
Source: 2010 House campaign website, timgriffinforcongress.com
, Nov 2, 2010
Rated 50% by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade.
Griffin 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."
USA*Engage at Work
- Developing the Case: USA*Engage explains the benefits of economic engagement, and the high cost of sanctions for American exports, investment and jobs.
- Education: We recruit respected foreign policy and economic experts to speak out against sanctions, actively engage the media and provide outreach to key target states and Congressional districts.
- Contacting Government Officials: USA*Engage directly contacts Congressional, Administration, state and local officials.
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
- 0%-49%: supports trade sanctions;
- 50%-74%: mixed record on trade engagement;
- 75%-100%: supports trade engagement.
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