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    This page contains letters signed by elected officials, usually written to the President or relevant members of Congress.

01-SNDC4 on Jun 6, 2000

Letter: a letter to Congressional Leaders on PNTR:
Source: Letter to Congressional Leaders on PNTR
Dear Leaders:

We are writing to urge you to bring legislation granting Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) status to China to the floor prior to the July 4th recess. It is important that we maintain the momentum that accompanied the passage of this legislation in the House.

In view of the unique legislative situation and the importance of avoiding a conference, we will work with the mangers of the bill to defeat all amendments. While we recognize the importance of Senate prerogatives and the right of each Member to offer amendments, this legislation merits a bipartisan effort to pass the bill as it has been sent to us from the House.

PNTR will give U.S. businesses and workers an opportunity to participate in the world’s fastest growing economy and ensure that the United States reaps the benefits that were negotiated last fall in the U.S./China World Trade Organization (WTO) Accession agreement. Access to China’s enormous population will help sustain American economic growth. In addition, having China in the WTO will force them to play by the rules of the international trade system.

With the continued strength of the U.S. economy and our leadership at stake, we pledge our support to this vital legislative initiative. Please know that we stand ready to assist you in this effort in any way.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Question 13: Support & expand free trade Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Free Trade
  • Headline: Quick vote on PNTR; China into WTO (Score: 0)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 01-SNDC4

John Breaux s1sLA Former Democratic incumbent; retired 2004 
Max Cleland s1sGA Democratic Senator (Former) 
Bob Graham s1sFL Former Democratic Senator; retired 2004 
Tim Johnson s1sSD Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Bob Kerrey s1sNE Democratic Challenger (previously Senator) 
Mary Landrieu s1sLA Democratic Sr Senator 
Blanche Lambert Lincoln s1sAR Former Democratic Senator 
Charles Robb s1sVA Democratic Senator (Former) 



Republicans participating in 01-SNDC4



Independents participating in 01-SNDC4

Joseph Lieberman s1sCT Independent Sr Senator; Gore's VP nominee (Retiring) 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 8
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1


















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