Wednesday, three Oregon U.S. Representatives voted to give hundreds of millions of dollars in tax subsidies to a Canadian rail-car manufacturer. The Canadian company, National Steel Car, is one of the top foreign competitors to Greenbrier, an important Oregon manufacturer with operations in Portland and Lake Oswego.
Voting for the foreign railcar subsidy were Reps. Earl Blumenauer, Darlene Hooley, and David Wu.
Voting against the subsidy were Reps. Peter DeFazio and Greg Walden.