Wednesday, February 9, 2011
112th Congress H.R.554
Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, R. MI(11) is the sole sponsor of H.R.554 - to withdraw normal trade relations treatment from the products of foreign countries that do not maintain acceptable standards of religious freedom and worker rights. Weirdly worded, isn't it? Sounds good though, doesn't it? No text released from GPO yet, but H.R.554 has been referred to the Ways and Means Committee. That's Dave Camp, Chair, R. MI(4) who is one busy Chair this session. McCotter's in my district, and we know his work. He's the guy who recently said we need to stand solidly with Mubarak in Egypt against the democracy demonstrators. Stay tuned for this bill's definition of religious freedom. Whatever it is, it sure as blue spruce is not about jobs or reducing the deficit.