Free Trade Agreement Flies despite Opposition
Byline: Sherri Buri McDonald The Register-Guard
The passage of the Central American Free Trade Agreement met with mixed reaction in Oregon and Lane County on Thursday.
Rep. Peter DeFazio called the agreement, which passed by a slim two-vote margin shortly after midnight on Wednesday, a "gerrymander of special interests."
"It really has very little to do with free trade," he said.
"The president talks about how it will increase exports, and that's true," DeFazio said. But the president didn't share the other half of the story, he said. CAFTA also will increase our imports, thereby increasing our trade deficit, DeFazio said.
The agreement, …
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Publication information: Article title: Free Trade Agreement Flies despite Opposition. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Register Guard (Eugene, OR). Publication date: July 29, 2005. Page number: C6. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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