Issue Position: Trade
I am a supporter of free but fair trade. The ability to trade provides American manufacturers and suppliers more opportunities to sell their products and gives consumers more options at better prices. Free trade agreements are negotiated to remove economic barriers to international trade and provide economic benefits. America has a great tradition of reliance on and belief in the free market; however, we must also be aware of the possible negative effects that could result from certain aspects of free trade agreements. A delicate balance between free trade and meeting the needs of working Americans must be a top priority and I will continue to review any such agreements with this in mind.