I believe that Washington's trade policy during the last decade took the United States' industrial base and economy in a very wrong direction. For too long, we have seen the U.S. export jobs rather than products. We can no longer afford to continue on this same path and erode our industrial base and American working families. We must abandon the failed, so-called "free trade" policies of the past and take a new direction. We need a trade policy that creates and keeps good paying jobs here for American working families. We need balanced trade.