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AFP-Wisconsin Praises Rep. Gallagher for Commonsense Trade Bill

Jul 19, 2018 by AFP

Green Bay Lawmaker Leads Bipartisan Effort to Protect American Jobs

Grassroots Activists Praise Measure as Part of National Pro-Trade Campaign

MADISON, WI – Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin (AFP-WI) today commended U.S. Representative Mike Gallagher for introducing bipartisan legislation to require an up-or-down vote by Congress on barriers to free trade including tariffs. AFP’s support for the measure is the latest part of the group’s recently-announced multiyear, multimillion dollar campaign to champion the benefits of free-trade and the consequences of tariffs.

Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin State Director Eric Bott made the following statement:

“Congressman Gallagher understands that free trade is an essential part of Wisconsin’s economy that leads to more economic growth, job creation, consumer choice, and affordable prices. Trade barriers like tariffs threaten the prosperity of all Wisconsinites because they stifle economic growth, destroy jobs, and make everyday goods more expensive. Congressman Gallagher’s commonsense bill will give Congress, as the elected representatives of the people, an important check on tariff policy that affects the lives and livelihoods of countless Wisconsin families. AFP-WI commends him for introducing this bipartisan legislation to protect American jobs and urges all members of Wisconsin’s congressional delegation to sign on as co-sponsors.”