Loebsack Applauds Move to Protect Jobs at Home, Not in China PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Hand   
Tuesday, 18 September 2012 14:48

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement in response to the announcement that the United States will take action against China at the World Trade Organization for illegally subsidizing exports in their auto and auto-parts sectors, a practice that is putting U.S. auto parts manufacturers at a competitive disadvantage.  Loebsack has been a long time supporter of several pieces of legislation that would keep jobs here in Iowa, protect our homegrown wind energy from illegally subsidized products made in China, and stop the Chinese from illegally manipulating their currency. He also specifically called on the administration to address the threat against U.S. jobs in the auto-parts sectors earlier this year.

“When Iowa workers and manufactures have a level playing field, they will outcompete any other worker in the world and today’s action will help level the playing field.   At a time when our economy is still struggling to recover, we have to do all we can to focus on preserving and protecting jobs here at home by working to stop the unfair practices by China that threaten good Iowa jobs. I will continue to fight against unfair and illegal trade practices to ensure Iowans are competing on a level playing field.”

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