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Collins opposes giving president power to fast track trade

Posted 19 February 2015 at 12:00 am

Press Release, Congressman Chris Collins

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Chris Collins, R-Clarence, today released the following statement regarding his opposition to President Obama’s request for fast track trade promotion authority.

“I am a firm believer in free trade, but it must also be fair trade,” said Congressman Collins. “The secret executive branch negotiations on massive trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership will hurt American workers and businesses by excluding important provisions to combat currency manipulation.

“It is because of the hardworking Western New Yorkers struggling for a fair chance at the American Dream that I will oppose granting the president fast track authority to negotiate free trade agreements.”