|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan’s 5th district
January 3, 2013
|Preceded by||Dale Kildee|
August 11, 1958 |
Flint, Michigan, U.S.
|Alma mater||Central Michigan University|
Unfortunately, the United States has entered into several free trade agreements that do not sufficiently protect and support our manufacturing industries and the millions of American workers they employ.
Beneficial in theory, so-called free trade agreements far too often have been detrimental to the United States economy and the manufacturing sector that forms its central pillar.
The establishment of free trade agreements can be a critical and progressive step towards greater economic integration, and continues to become more valuable in an increasingly global world.