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Rep. John Shimkus - IL
This week’s guest on Open Mic is Representative John Shimkus. The Illinois Republican is pleased with the results of the first six months of the 114th Congress but admits difficult votes lie ahead on spending and regulatory overreach. Shimkus supports free trade and believes leadership should withhold opposition to the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal until the final rules of the pact are known. As a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Shimkus says Washington needs to act on a GMO labeling rule and believes the retail sector could be the answer to the renewable fuel volume debate.
June 26, 2015
Feature: The trade legislation that has been working its way through both chambers of Congress for months achieved final passage this week, clearing a path for President Barack Obama's signature and the finalization of major pending trade agreements. Agri-Pulse's Phil Brasher and Spencer Chase discuss TPA, TAA, and a timeline for TPP in this week's video.
- play June 23, 2015