After the Bush administration explicitly rejected his demands that the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) not include provisions harmful to Alabama’s sock industry, Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.-4) dramatically reversed his opposition to the expansion of NAFTA to six countries and became a deciding “yes” vote on CAFTA. Aderholt explained his sudden reversal by stating that Republican leaders had pledged to help the sock industry. These pledges, however, have been shown to be completely unenforceable. Constituents of Aderholt’s 4th District are wondering why Representative Aderholt failed to stand up for their interests.
PUBLIC CITIZEN NEWS RELEASES
- Dec. 14 – As Government Data Show Another Record Monthly U.S. Trade Deficit and Increasing Manufacturing Job Loss in Decatur Region, Rep. Aderholt’s CAFTA Vote Still in Spotlight
- Aug. 4 – CAFTA Damage Report – Rep. Robert Aderholt’s CAFTA Flip-Flop on Basis of Empty Sock Promise Will Leave Him Wearing Nothing But
NEWS ARTICLES ON ADERHOLT’S BAD CAFTA VOTE
- “The CAFTA Gamble,” The Huntsville Times (Ala.), August 1. 2005.
- “Anti-CAFTA groups suggest inside deals swayed votes,” The Hill, August 10, 2005.
- “House Democrats under pressure after votes for DR-CAFTA,” Inside US Trade, August 12, 2005.
CONTACT REPRESENTATIVE ADERHOLT, AND LET HIM KNOW THAT HIS VOTE TO EXTEND NAFTA TO SIX MORE COUNTRIES WILL NOT GO UNNOTICED!
- DC Office: 202-225-4876
- Jasper District Office: 205-221-2310
- Visit Representative Aderholt’s website
Call and ask to speak with a Trade Legislative Assistant, and tell them that Representative Aderholt’s bad CAFTA vote is not supported by the citizens of Alabama’s 4th District!