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Rogers to Geithner: China Must Play Fair in Trade Practices

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Location: Washington, DC

Today Congressman Mike Rogers called for Treasure Secretary Timothy Geithner to stand up to China and other foreign countries practicing unfair market and trade policies that hurt the United States and keep Americans out of good paying jobs.

Rogers said, "During these tough economic times and high unemployment, it is unconscionable to me that American workers are being bullied by China's currency manipulation. We must hold China accountable as they continue to hurt our struggling economy."

In his letter, Congressman Rogers requested Secretary Geithner release the written report, which was due on October 15th, to Congress so Members could get a complete outlook of the currency manipulation issue and work together to best handle the situation without causing a trade war.

"There is without a doubt, strong bipartisan support in Congress to decisively act on this issue. But this action must be prudent and not unintentionally end up harming the American jobs we seek to protect."

Congressman Rogers serves as Chairman of the Transportation Security Subcommittee on the House Homeland Security Committee and is a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee.


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