Inouye Sides With GOP Speaker Against China Currency Penalties

·By Adrienne LaFrance

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What do you think of Sen. Inouye siding with the House Speaker and against the majority of the Senate when it comes to a bill that would impose trade penalties on China?

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  1. Inouye told Civil Beat he was not present for the vote due to a "longstanding" commitment to accept an honor. He said that he knew from discussions with Senate leadership that the bill was likely to move forward, and that he would have voted against it.