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Cafta Quotes


"I fear that CAFTA will accelerate the demise of these domestic textile jobs." - Howard Coble

"The CAFTA region currently imports $15 billion annually of U.S. agriculture and manufactured goods." - Ron Lewis

"Likewise, free trade does not, as evidenced in CAFTA, mean fair trade." - Stephen F Lynch

"It is my belief CAFTA will be beneficial for Alabama and the United States as a whole." - Spencer Bachus

"U.S. corn exports to CAFTA countries will benefit from reduced tariffs and duty-free access for corn products." - John Shimkus

"The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement is a continuation of other disastrous trade agreements, like NAFTA, CAFTA, and permanent normal trade relations with China." - Bernie Sanders

"The biggest one [trade deal], a multinational one known as CAFTA, I voted against. And because I hold the same standards as I look at all of these trade deals." - Hillary Clinton

"There's a lot of exaggerated talk about CAFTA, but it's actually a fairly routine trade agreement. Although it involves fairly small nations, they're still more important trade partners than places like Australia or many other larger nations." - Ernest Istook

"I rise to oppose the Central American Free Trade Agreement, known as CAFTA, the latest expression of the disastrous trade policies of this administration which are, unfortunately, a continuation of the disastrous trade policies of previous administrations." - Russ Feingold

"The biggest share of U.S. exports to the six CAFTA nations is not the traditional job-creation kind. These are products that are not consumed in the purchasing nations." - Stephen F Lynch

"Critics of NAFTA and CAFTA warned at the time that the agreements were actually a move toward ... an eventual merging of North America into a border-free area. Proponents of these agreements dismissed this as preposterous and conspiratorial. Now we see that the criticisms appear to be justified." - Ron Paul

"Well, look, let me put it this way. Back in 2005, when I was a freshman, I - I was the first Democrat to support CAFTA. My labor union folks made me their number-one target. They came after me, and I'm still here." - Henry Cuellar