The bigger loser is not the U.S. It is actually the Chinese economy and Chinese innovators, entrepreneurs, artists, authors, singers. This is something that we need to see more progress onU.S.: China must 'crack down' on piracy Nov 14, 2005
We think China has made a lot of strides since 2001 and they deserve credit for that, but in some other areas there's still more to go in terms of meeting their WTO commitmentsU.S.: China must 'crack down' on piracy Nov 14, 2005
The failure of the EU to put a real market access proposal forward puts Doha at riskTrade talks end on sour note Oct 20, 2005
This is a gateway to other agreements. If this agreement goes down, it will signal to the rest of the world that America's leadership role in trade is being abdicatedCAFTA faces opposition in U.S. House Jul 01, 2005
This is the strongest agreement we have ever negotiated on labor rights. It sets up a practical, effective way to increase labor rights enforcement in these countriesPortman backs CAFTA labor provisions Jun 09, 2005
Robert Jones "Rob" Portman (born December 19, 1955) is the junior United States Senator from Ohio. He is a member of the Republican Party. He succeeded retiring Senator George Voinovich.
From 1993 to 2005, Portman served in the United States House of Representatives from 1993 to 2005, representing Ohio's 2nd congressional district, which stretches along the Ohio River from the Hamilton County suburbs of Cincinnati east to Scioto County and Pike County. Portman won seven consecutive congressional elections with over 70 percent of the vote.
Portman served in two federal cabinet positions under the administration of President George W. Bush. From May 2005 to May 2006, he was the U.S. Trade Representative. From May 2006 to June 2007, he was Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).