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Rep. Allen West
Rep. Allen West
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      Rep. Allen West

      Congressman Allen West (R-FL) serves on the House Small Business Committee.

Inactivity on trade is leaving U.S. small businesses behind

In his 2010 State of the Union Address, President Obama made a commitment to expand export opportunities for American small businesses. He spoke of the benefits of international trade, which made me optimistic about the future of U.S. exports. Unfortunately, over a year later we are still hearing the same rhetoric on trade but have yet to see any real action. The president has failed to initiate any new trade talks and despite voicing support for the U.S.’s three pending free trade agreements, he has continually declined to force action on them.