Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) on Monday announced new legislation calling for the United States to revoke permanent most-favored-nation (MFN) status for China — a designation Joe Biden supported as a senator — and approve it on a yearly basis instead.
Cotton said the U.S.’s decision 20 years ago to give China permanent special trade privileges, or MFN status “supercharged the loss of American manufacturing jobs.”
Cotton said in an interview on Fox & Friends on Monday morning:
This week is the 20th anniversary of Joe Biden voting to give permanent Most Favored Nation Status to China. Just think about that — Most Favored Nation status to a Communist country. And over the last 20 years, that decision has supercharged the lost of American manufacturing jobs.
And Joe Biden just defended it last week. That’s why I’m introducing legislation this week that would repeal permanent Most Favored Nation status and require