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Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney Honored by Democratic Business Group for Stands on International Economic Policy

May 5, 2000

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney was honored by the United States Business and industry Council for her votes on international economic issues during the first session of the 106th Congress. The Council praised Congresswoman McKinney for supporting foreign trade policies that sustain a strong national industrial base and create a high standard of living for all Americans, while protecting the country from the predatory policies often followed by foreign corporations and governments.

"From unfair trade practices to the proliferation of high-technology weapons, the international economy is an arena that requires the close attention of national leaders like Congresswoman McKinney," said USBIC President Kevin Kearns when announcing the list of House Members who scored at least 90 points on the groupís 100 point scorecard.

The USBIC report card looks at critical issues where foreign commerce affects Americaís major industries, economic diplomacy, and national security. In each case, USBIC favors the actions which best serve to keep the manufacturing, fabricating and processing industries- and the jobs they generate, strong and healthy here in the United States. " As a global trade and financial flows have increased, the need for Congress to exercise its constitutional duty to oversee international economic relations has increased," said Kearns. "And Congresswoman McKinney has taken this responsibility seriously, earning a place in our Hall of Heroes for her steadfast commitment to American prosperity, security, and independence."

The USBIC was founded in 1933. Its member companies are mainly family-owned or closely held manufacturing firms with deep roots in their local communities.

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