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Gutierrez: “It’s Time for Pragmatism and Common Sense” When it Comes to the Auto Industry

Washington (Dec. 11)—U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez today authored an opinion editorial for the Washington Post, outlining the importance of acting now to help America’s troubled auto industry. “The effects of a shutdown would multiply beyond the auto industry and would significantly postpone our nation's economic recovery,” he wrote. “With our economy in crisis, this is not a time for ideology; it's a time for pragmatism and common sense.” In turn, the auto industry must “become leaner, more efficient and capable of competing in our 21st-century economy.” (Opinion Editorial)