[Editors Note: CPA does not endorse candidates].
Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA-18) is running for re-election. His district is south of Pittsburgh and includes Washington, PA. He is a co-sponsor of the Fair Currency Act of 2011 (HR 639) which CPA vigorously supports.
An important Washington, PA newspaper, the Observer-Reporter just endorsed him. Among the reasons for the endorsement was his work on currency and trade issues.
Murphy has also bucked some of his party’s free-trade fundamentalists in his efforts to punish China for its artificially lowering the value of its currency, which has driven down the cost of Chinese goods on these shores and has cost American jobs.
We need to make smart trade a voting issue. Its good to see a newspaper articulate the currency and free trade issue in its endorsement of Congressman Murphy.