State of West Virginia secondary Archives: on Free Trade

Jim Justice: Bring manufacturing back from Vietnam, China and Mexico

We are the perfect candidate for what President Trump wants to do in bringing manufacturing back to the United States, that today all of our furniture manufacturing is in Vietnam, China and Mexico. I love Vietnam China and Mexico. From a distance. I want stuff for us.
Source: 2017 West Virginia State of the State address Feb 8, 2017

Earl Ray Tomblin: West Virginia is a strong international competitor

In October, I led a 13-day investment mission to Europe with stops in Spain, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. As you know, jobs are my number one priority. I will go anywhere and meet with anyone to bring good paying jobs to West Virginia.

During that trip my team met with a number of prospects--several have committed to investing in West Virginia. One of the highlights of this trip was my stop at Pietro Fiorentini in Italy. My thanks goes out to the Italian company for placing its trust in West Virginia.

West Virginia is a strong international competitor. Production from manufacturing sectors--plastics, machinery, chemicals, aerospace, medical products and automotive--grew substantially. Exports have increased from $9 billion in 2011 to over $11 billion last year and outpaced the national growth rate.

Source: 2014 West Virginia State of the State speech Jan 8, 2014

Jay Wolfe: Free trade ok, but sanctions on China & Venezuela

Q: Do you support the United States imposing economic sanctions on China?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support the United States imposing trade sanctions on Venezuela?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support the United States involvement in free trade agreements?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support the United States involvement in intergovernmental organizations dedicated to trade?

A: Yes.

Source: West Virginia Congressional 2008 Political Courage Test Aug 8, 2008

Bob Wise: Protect steel industry from illegal imports

My priority in working with our delegation in Washington will be to stop the destruction of the steel industry by illegal imports. West Virginia’s steel industry has developed efficient processes and adapted to the new international marketplace. But it can’t survive against an onslaught of subsidized and underpriced steel from abroad. This country must have a strong and vibrant steel industry to remain an industrial power - and West Virginia will be a part of it.
Source: 2001 State of the State Address to West Virginia Legislature Feb 14, 2001

Bob Wise: Require use of US steel in state-funded projects

One step we can take, immediately, to preserve steel jobs, is to require the use of U.S. made steel in state-funded projects. I have prepared a bill to do just that. I respectfully urge you to take up this legislation at the start of business tomorrow, and to move it through both houses of this Legislature in record time. I promise to sign it the minute it arrives on my desk. We’re in this fight, and we’re in it to win...for West Virginia.
Source: 2001 State of the State Address to West Virginia Legislature Feb 14, 2001

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