Ohio Farmers, Businesses and Manufactures Supported the South Korea, Panama and Columbia Free Trade Agreements

FACT: The Ohio Farm Bureau supported the free trade agreements with South Korea, Columbia and Panama.
FACT: Sherrod Brown opposed all three agreements, once again voting against Ohio farmers.

FACT: The Chamber of Commerce Supported the free trade agreements with South Korea, Columbia, and Panama.
FACT: Sherrod Brown opposed all three agreements, once again voting against Ohio businesses.

FACT: The National Association of Manufacturers urged support of the South Korea, Columbia and Panama free trade agreements.
FACT: Sherrod Brown opposed all three agreements, once again voting against Ohio manufacturers.

FACT: Sherrod Brown’s claim that he supports Ohio manufacturing workers doesn’t hold water. According to NAM, he’s voted against Ohio manufacturers more than 80% of the time this Congress.
FACT: Jim Renacci has voted for Ohio manufacturers 100% of the time.

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The Ohio Farm Bureau Supported The Free Trade Agreements With South Korea, Columbia And Panama. “The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) thanks members of Ohio’s congressional delegation who voted to approve the Free Trade Agreements with South Korea, Columbia and Panama…More than 12,000 Ohio companies sell products abroad with 88 percent of these firms being small or medium sized businesses. Nearly 26 percent of Ohio’s manufacturing jobs are dependent on exports and Ohio farm product exports are valued near $3 billion dollars per year.” (“Ohio Farm Bureau Statement on Approval of Free Trade Agreements,” The Ohio Farm Bureau, 11/14/11)

The US Chamber Of Commerce Urged Support Of The South Korea, Columbia And Panama. (“US Chamber Hails Passage of Free Trade Agreements,” US Chamber of Commerce Website, 10/11/11)

The National Association Of Manufacturers Urged Support Of The South Korea, Columbia and Panama Free Trade Agreement. “With a stagnant economy and unemployment still above 9 percent, these three agreements will provide our economy with a much-needed economic boost to create jobs. The U.S. International Trade Commission estimates that the agreements will increase exports by $13 billion, which comes at a critical time in our recovery.” (“Manufacturers: Free Trade Agreements Will Create Jobs,” National Association of Manufacturers, 11/3/11)

Sherrod Brown Has An 18% Voting Record with NAM For The 115th Congress. (115th Voting Record, National Association of Manufacturers, Accessed 6/20/18)

Jim Renacci Has A 100% Voting Record With NAM For the 115th Congress. (115th Voting Record, National Association of Manufacturers, Accessed 6/20/18)

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