Iowa Congressman Greg Ganske is critical of Senator Tom Harkin’s stance on the bill that provides “trade promotion authority” to the President, what used to be called “fast track” negotiating authority. Ganske, a republican, is looking to win Harkin’s senate seat in November.Ganske says Harkin voted Tuesday against moving the bill forward in the Senate, an indication Ganske says that Harkin is going to vote against the bill. Ganske was also critical of Iowa Democrat Congressman Leonard Boswell’s vote against the bill.Ganske says Boswell chose to take the “union side” in his vote, instead of voting for Iowa farmers. Boswell said he was concerned about the child labor provisions in the bill, but Ganske says the bill can only go so far and still be effective. A spokesman for Senator Harkin says Harkin voted for the trade promotion bill when it first left the Senate. He says Harkin voted against bringing the bill forward now so it wouldn’t bump the Medicare issue out. Harkin’s spokesman says the Senator hasn’t decided yet how he’ll vote on the final bill.
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