Witness Asks Congress To Suspend Free Trade With China 

(FreedomBeacon.com)- According to a report, the Alliance for American Manufacturing representative, Scott Paul, spoke before the House Select Committee on China and recommended that the United States Congress terminate the United States’ long, job-killing, free trade relationship with China. 

After receiving approval from Congress, the United States granted China permanent standard trade agreements status. This followed China’s entry into the World Trade Organization, which was facilitated by the support of the administration of former President George W. Bush. 

Reports show Cotton (R-Arkansas), Budd (R-North Carolina), Scott (R-Florida), and Vance (R-Ohio) introduced bills in the Senate. The China Trade Relations Act will end normal commercial relations between the United States and China, and each presidential administration will decide whether to enable China to engage in free trade with the United States. 

The Senate Finance Committee is still considering the proposal.   

The House of Representatives, controlled by Republicans, has not yet introduced a bill similar to the one that Cotton proposed. 

Scott Paul also explained how American businesses had invested enormously in China without much pushback from lawmakers. He also explained how unrestricted trade with China, which the government frequently subsidizes, has decimated the nation’s working-class communities. 

According to a report, Katherine Tai, the U.S. Trade Representative, has often raised concerns about the extent to which the United States depends on China for essential resources, goods, and technology. 

Tai visited an eyeglass manufacturer near Chicago, Illinois, when she observed that American manufacturers would like to obtain components from the United States but can only buy them from China. 

Growing trade imbalances have resulted in the loss of millions of jobs. 

According to the findings from research conducted by the Coalition for a Prosperous America research, imposing tariffs on practically all international imports would increase domestic production while generating around 10 million more jobs in the United States.