State of Nebraska Archives: on Free Trade


Jane Raybould: Foreign trade important to Nebraska

While expressing concern about President Donald Trump's position on trade--the president said he "probably" will withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement--Raybould praised Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts for traveling to Canada to reinforce his commitment to NAFTA. "I would like to see the governor travel down to Mexico next and make the same assurances," she said.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star on 2018 Nebraska Senate race Aug 25, 2017

Dave Heineman: Trade mission: Nebraska exports to China grow rapidly

Exports are important to Nebraska, and last summer I led a trade mission to China. We continue to expand and strengthen our relationship with China, just like we have done with Canada, Mexico, Japan and many other countries. During the past few years, Nebraska exports to China have grown rapidly and China is now Nebraska's fourth largest trading partner. The Nebraska-China relationship is just beginning and I am confident this will be a growing and improving relationship for many years to come.
Source: 2013 Nebraska State of the State Address Jan 15, 2013

Dave Heineman: Expand trade with Taiwan & Hong Kong

I am a strong supporter of expanded trade; today's announcement represents an important continuation of our trade efforts. Taiwan and Hong Kong are both very important markets for the state of Nebraska. They have been good customers, and it is critical that we continue to explore new opportunities with them.
Source: 2011 Nebraska Gubernatorial press release Aug 4, 2011

Scott Kleeb: Promote fair trade, not free trade

Source: Campaign booklet, Nebraskaís Brand of Change, p. 5 Aug 19, 2008

Steven Larrick: We need fair trade that protects people and environment

Q: Do you support the United States imposing trade sanctions on Venezuela?

A: No. We need fair trade that better protects the people and the environment.

Source: Nebraska Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage Test Jun 25, 2008

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2016 Presidential contenders on Free Trade:
  Republicans:
Gov.Jeb Bush(FL)
Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
Gov.Chris Christie(NJ)
Sen.Ted Cruz(TX)
Carly Fiorina(CA)
Gov.Jim Gilmore(VA)
Sen.Lindsey Graham(SC)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Gov.Bobby Jindal(LA)
Gov.John Kasich(OH)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Gov.George Pataki(NY)
Sen.Rand Paul(KY)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Sen.Rob Portman(OH)
Sen.Marco Rubio(FL)
Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
Donald Trump(NY)
Gov.Scott Walker(WI)
Democrats:
Gov.Lincoln Chafee(RI)
Secy.Hillary Clinton(NY)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)
Gov.Martin O`Malley(MD)
Sen.Bernie Sanders(VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren(MA)
Sen.Jim Webb(VA)

2016 Third Party Candidates:
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Roseanne Barr(PF-HI)
Robert Steele(L-NY)
Dr.Jill Stein(G,MA)
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