China issue matters in Rhode Island, too
As we pointed out yesterday, concerns about America's lopsided trade relationship with China resonate heavily with voters.
Now, as the Providence Journal's Randal Edgar reports, China's currency manipulation is taking center stage in the Democratic primary race in the state's second Congressional district.
Incumbent U.S. Rep. James Langevin (D-RI) and challenger John Matson (D-RI) are touting their specific approaches to creating jobs in the U.S.
Langevin, when asked what one piece of legislation he would file to create jobs, declined to offer just one specific suggestion, saying he favors a comprehensive approach.
Matson said he would "create a level playing field for American manufacturers on imports and exports" and address currency manipulation by China.
Langevin is a co-sponsor of H.R.639, a bill to address China's undervalued currency. He also signed a letter to President Obama asking for an investigation of China's massive subsidies for its auto parts sector.
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