US Representative Tim Ryan has a strong and consistent record on fair trade and is clearly against “free” trade that puts American workers last or promotes corporate greed and exploits workers from other countries.
An April 9 op-ed accused Tim Ryan of being responsible for trade policies that, in fact, began with Ronald Reagan, fostering the race to the bottom for global corporations in search of the workforce. in the world, with impacts on our communities that are now generations old. .
The fact is, since Tim has been in Congress, he has always fought for fair trade policies, against currency manipulation, dumping loss-making products in take-out markets, for loss-making workers. employment and to support the competitiveness of manufacturing in new technologies.
Tim has always been looking for workers. Tim has sponsored or co-sponsored bills to maintain and expand the steel import licensing and monitoring program; Trade Readjustment Allowances for Adversely Affected Workers Act 2006; Decent Working Conditions and Fair Competition Act; and NAFTA Accountability Act 2007; and Commerce Act 2008 and Commerce Act 2009.
In Congress from 2011 to 2016, Ryan sponsored/co-sponsored the NAFTA Accountability Act; US Jobs and Export Protection Act; and the US Trade Enforcement Effectiveness Act. And in 2017 to 2019, the Balancing Trade Act of 2017; Law on the Promotion of Transparency in Commerce; Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act 2017; Employment and Business Competitiveness Act; Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act; and Congressional Review of China’s Market Economy Status Act.
He called on the President to initiate the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and further encouraged him to consider withdrawing from NAFTA if the renegotiations were not completed satisfactorily. within one year.
In the 2019-2020 Congressional Session, he sponsored/co-sponsored the Independent Labor Secretariat for Fair Trade Agreements Act; Fair Trade Law with China; and NOPEC (NO Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Action).
Ryan understands the need for the United States to be globally competitive and for government to play a decisive role in policies that promote a level playing field. Tim has always sponsored and supported laws promoting these goals. Tim has clung to this vision because his loyalty is to the workers who are the backbone of our economy and our communities. Tim’s vision is as clear as his memory and track record. Ryan knows that American workers can compete and win globally as long as the rules of the game are level and government policies support fairness, technology investment, and a holistic strategic approach.