Thursday, April 06, 2006

Congressman Ford Talks About Accountability In Foreign Trade At Legislative Conference

On Wednesday Congressman Harold Ford Jr. addressed the Building and Construction Trades Dept.-AFL-CIO 2006 Legislative Conference in Washington D.C.

A recap of what the Congressman spoke about at the conference is below:

U.S. Rep. Ford for Accountability in Foreign Trade

U.S. Rep. Harold Ford (D-TN) talked about why he is leading the polls in the Senate race in Tennessee. He noted, "The country is waiting on a different kind of that is not partisan, one that is there to get things done. They want to be sure that when they drop their child off at school they will be safe and they will get a good education. They want to be sure if disaster hits, help will be there fast and effectively. Fighting wars for oil abroad and giving tax cuts to people at home...They are piling on debt to your kids and grandkids, who will owe China and Japan for years to come. I have come to the realization that the only way our standards won't come down for workers while we are bringing standards elsewhere up, is that we need to hold them accountable for how they deal with their workers. Then we can compete fairly."