McCOTTER re-introduces Freedom Trade Act

McCotter Re-introduces Freedom Trade Act Applying Requisite Human Rights to U.S. Trading Partners

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Thaddeus G. McCotter (MI) released the following statement today upon his re-introduction of the Freedom Trade Act, which applies human rights as a condition for trade with the United States:

It is imperative that the relationship between the United States and China be built upon a common and unbreakable commitment to every human being’s God-given rights to liberty, including the rights to the free exercise of religion and speech, and to the ability to form free and independent labor unions.  That is why this bill is necessary.  It will show all our potential partners throughout the world that the United States remains a beacon of freedom that will never forget Natan Sharansky’s warning that ‘[h]ow a government treats its own people cannot be separated from how that government could be expected to treat other countries’.”

To view the Freedom Trade Act, please click here.