CAFTA Damage Report: Rep. Charles Taylor (R-N.C.)
Despite outspoken opposition to the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), Rep. Charles Taylor (R-N.C.-11) failed to vote on the critical trade agreement, which eked through the U.S. House of Representatives on July 27 by a 217-215 vote. Constituents in North Carolina are left wondering why Taylor so egregiously failed to represent 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 Asheville Region, Rep. Taylor's CAFTA Non-Vote Still in Spotlight
- Aug. 25 - CAFTA Damage Report - On Night of Decade's Biggest Trade Vote, Rep. Charlie Taylor was Missing in Action; Lack of Vote Contributed to CAFTA's Passage
NEWS ARTICLES ON TAYLOR'S BAD CAFTA VOTE
- "The CAFTA Capers," The News-Record (Greensboro, NC), July 30, 2005.
- "For an issue as important as CAFTA, Taylor should have made sure his vote counted," Asheville Citizen-Times, August 2, 2005.
- "Reverberations from CAFTA vote are still being felt on Hill," The Hill, August 3, 2005.