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Trade Wars - Revenge of the Myth: Deals for Trade Votes Gone Bad



As the Bush administration steps up efforts to obtain congressional approval for a the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) NAFTA expansion, Public Citizen released a new report documenting the fate of promises made to members of Congress since 1992 in exchange for their support of controversial trade agreements. The report, "Trade Wars – Revenge of the Myth: When Trade Vote Deals Go Bad" reveals that of the more than 90 promises made to win trade votes since NAFTA, just 16 were kept.

To read the entire press release, click here.

To read the text of the report, click here.

To read the appendix of the report (detailing all deals for trade votes since 1992 and their outcomes), click here.

To read press coverage of the report, click here.

To read CAFTA Deals Watchdog Report: What Bingaman Buyout? Microscope Sought to Search for Funding, detailing a recent deal for CAFTA trade vote, click here.

To read CAFTA Deals Watchdog Report: July 4th Fireworks Over Fake CAFTA "Sugar Deal", detailing the latest deal for CAFTA trade vote, click here.

To read CAFTA Deals Watchdog Report: Pennsylvania Republican Flip-flops on CAFTA NAFTA Expansion in Exchange for House Vote on Limited China Bill that Faces Uncertain Senate, White House Veto Propsects click here.