Dingell: “Fast Track is a Bad Deal for American Workers”
Washington, DC, April 16, 2015
Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement today after Senator Orrin Hatch (UT), Senator Ron Wyden (OR) and Congressman Paul Ryan (WI) introduced a bill to fast-track trade legislation through Congress without transparency or debate, and without enforceable measures to protect against currency manipulation.
“The trade bill introduced today is simply not something I can or will support as it squarely puts the working men and women I represent at a significant disadvantage and does not give them the protections they deserve. Currency manipulation is the mother of all trade barriers and this agreement will just mean lost jobs and lost wages for American workers. The people of Michigan deserve better, and Congress should give a thumbs down to any trade deal that gives a leg up to our foreign competitors and fails to level the playing field for the American worker.”