Serving Whitman County since 1877

Don C. Brunell

To many, giving President Obama more authority is a bad idea. However, regardless of how you feel about him, the President of the United States needs the power to negotiate trade agreements.

The issue before Congress is a bipartisan bill granting the President’s trade negotiators the power to help write the terms of trade agreements.

Senators Orin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) brokered the deal, which hopefully makes its way through Congress.

World trade creates 38 million American jobs, 846,000 in Washington. Our state has the highest per person income related to world trade.



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