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Free-Market Coalition Again Urges Congressional Support for “Zero for Zero” Resolution

(Chuck Muth, President, Citizen Outreach) – A coalition of free-market conservative leaders and organizations submitted a new letter to Members of Congress this week again urging support for Rep. Ted Yoho’s (R-Fla) “Zero for Zero” proposal designed to reform current U.S. sugar policy.

Signers note that Rep. Yoho’s proposal would “send a clear message that trade ‘cheating’ will not be tolerated while holding out a ‘carrot’ to countries that play by the rules.”

“Adoption of this common-sense resolution would be a win-win for all concerned and perfectly consistent with the Trump Administration’s commitment to not only free trade, but fair trade as well,” the letter concludes.  “We urge you to learn more about Rep. Yoho’s Zero for Zero resolution and consider cosponsoring this important free-market initiative.”

Zero for Zero co-sponsors include Reps. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., Lois Frankel, D-Fla., Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, Garret Graves, R-La., Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., Walter Jones, R-N.C., Daniel Kildee, D-Mich., Paul Mitchell, R-Mich., Alex Mooney, R-W.Va., Tom Rooney, R-Fla., and Kurt Schrader, D-Ore.

Signers of the letter include Chuck Muth of Citizen Outreach, Seton Motley of Less Government, Rick Manning of Americans for Limited Government, Andrew Langer of Institute for Liberty, Jim Martin of 60-Plus Association, Mario Lopez of Hispanic Leadership Fund, Matthew Kandrach of Consumer Action for a Strong Economy and Tom Giovanetti of the Institute for Policy Innovation.

The letter may be accessed here: