Jack Markell on Free Trade
Delaware Democratic Governor
Companies like Wal-Mart and Dole have made our Port their East Coast hub for Chilean fruit and over the last year, the amount of Chilean fruit unloaded at the Port of Wilmington increased by nearly 20%. This means jobs--more than 600 jobs that rely on this business. This week, my mission has been to finalize the deal .
We are working to promote Delaware's reputation internationally and make sure that any companies looking for a new location know about Delaware.
For many employers, we are the ideal gateway to the American market. Our world-class port, prime location on the East coast and quality workforce and transportation infrastructure make Delaware a practical choice.
Press release on Letter from 31 Governors to House Republican leaders:
We urge you to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) before its charter expires this year. In its role as the official export credit agency, Ex-Im is a vital export finance tool for exporters in our states, at no cost to American taxpayers.
Ex-Im allows our companies and workers to compete on a level playing field against our competitors. Without Ex-Im financing, US firms would have lost many sales campaigns to their overseas competitors.
Reauthorizing Ex-Im is the right thing to do for our economy, companies and workers. 41 GOP lawmakers and 865 business organizations have called for the charter's immediate renewal. And, House Democrats have already introduced legislation to reauthorize the bank. Speaker Boehner, it's time to act; quit jeopardizing the nation's economy and American jobs.
Argument in opposition from FreedomWorks:
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