The result of the recent elections show that voters support trade policies that allow American employers and employees to compete on an even playing field.  We can and must enact trade policies that encourage investment in our communities and that support our local businesses, workers and their families.

This Administration has pursued a misguided trade agenda that has hurt some of our hardest working Americans.  Americans want responsible trade policies that encourage investment in American workers and businesses.  We now face a record trade deficit and the loss of millions of manufacturing jobs.  In this new Congress, I believe that we will have a chance to pursue a responsible trade policy.

It is very important that we not only reverse the troubling results of the Administration's trade policies, but also that we are able to deliver on the promise we made to our constituents to move our nation in a new and improved direction on trade.