Toledo Blade: In Toledo, Brown pushes China bill

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) Tuesday called for the recently passed China currency bill to be signed into law when he stopped by a West Toledo production plant for a 30-minute news conference.

Senator Brown told the audience of about 15 employees and managers of Quality Tool and Metal Stamping, 577 Mel Simon Drive, that once signed into law, the Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act of 2011 will help — over the next three years or so — get back the 2.8 million U.S. jobs, including about 100,000 in Ohio, that were lost to China since 2001.

“It’s time to put American workers first,” said the senator, who was the lead sponsor of the bill. “We cannot stand by and watch any longer as our factories close down and entire communities undergo total devastation.”

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