Despite the stark evidence of the NAFTA model’s threat to working people in his district, and despite the opposition of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to the trade agreement, Rep. Rubén Hinojosa (D-Texas) cast a decisive vote for the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), an expansion of NAFTA to six additional nations. CAFTA eked through the U.S. House of Representatives on July 27 by a 217-215 vote.
PUBLIC CITIZEN NEWS RELEASES
- Dec. 14 – As Government Data Show Another Record Monthly U.S. Trade Deficit and Increasing Manufacturing Job Loss in Brownsville-Harlingen Region, Rep. Hinojosa’s CAFTA Vote Still in Spotlight
- Aug. 29 – CAFTA Damage Report – Despite Significant Job Losses to NAFTA, Rep. Rubén Hinojosa (D-Texas) Casts a Deciding Vote for Expansion of NAFTA to Central America
NEWS ARTICLES ON HINOJOSA’S BAD CAFTA VOTE
- “CAFTA Vote Outs ‘Bush Democrats,'” The Nation, July 28, 2005.
- “Democracy Sold Out – CAFTA Approved by Pork and a Hill of Beans,” CommonDreams.org, July 28, 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.
- “CAFTA denies poorest vital medical treatment,” Brownsville Herald, September 13, 2005.
CONTACT REPRESENTATIVE HINOJOSA, AND LET HIM KNOW THAT HIS VOTE TO EXTEND NAFTA TO SIX MORE COUNTRIES WILL NOT GO UNNOTICED!
- DC Office: 202-225-2531
- McAllen District Office: 956-682-5545
- Visit Representative Hinojosa’s website
Call and ask to speak with a Trade Legislative Assistant, and tell them that Representative Hinojosa’s bad CAFTA vote is not supported by the citizens of Texas’ 15th District!