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.