Senate backs Byrd trade act

We’re free traders … free only in specific cases when it benefits us, otherwise not.

The West Virginia Gazette

The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted 72-19 directing Senate negotiators to reject action by the House repealing the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act.

The act, often called the Byrd Amendment, helps companies and workers offset the costs of foreign imports illegally subsidized or dumped on American markets.

Sens. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., and Mike DeWine, R-Ohio, led the bipartisan effort to save the legislation.

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