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Terry Branstad on Free Trade
Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Terry Branstad on other issues.
  • Letter to Obama: Pass trade agreements. (May 2011)

Senate:

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Bruce Braley on Free Trade
Democrat: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Braley on other issues.
  • Fight for Fair Trade laws; not NAFTA & CAFTA. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Require open markets for US goods in all trade agreements. (May 2011)
Sam Clovis on Free Trade
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Sam Clovis on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joni Ernst on Free Trade
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joni Ernst on other issues.
  • Keep markets open to exports for Iowa goods. (Sep 2013)
Chuck Grassley on Free Trade
Republican Sr Senator (IA): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Chuck Grassley on other issues.
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on free trade agreement with Oman. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on establishing free trade between US & Singapore. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on establishing free trade between the US and Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on extending free trade to Andean nations. (May 2002)
  • Voted YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on removing common goods from national security export rules. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on permanent normal trade relations with China. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on expanding trade to the third world. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted YES on imposing trade sanctions on Japan for closed market. (May 1995)
  • Rated 83% by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
Matthew Whitaker on Free Trade
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Matthew Whitaker on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Leonard Boswell on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (IA-3): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Leonard Boswell on other issues.
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 44% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
Bruce Braley on Free Trade
Democrat: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Braley on other issues.
  • Fight for Fair Trade laws; not NAFTA & CAFTA. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Require open markets for US goods in all trade agreements. (May 2011)
Steve King on Free Trade
Republican Representative (IA-5): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Steve King on other issues.
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
Tom Latham on Free Trade
Republican Representative (IA-4): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Tom Latham on other issues.
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • End economic protectionism: let dairy compacts expire . (Aug 2001)
  • Rated 61% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
David Loebsack on Free Trade
Democrat: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for David Loebsack on other issues.
  • Fair trade agreements should help open markets. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • No MFN for China; condition trade on human rights. (Nov 1999)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Chet Culver on Free Trade
Democrat: Click here for Chet Culver on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Vilsack on Free Trade
Democratic IA Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom Vilsack on other issues.
  • Build a rule-based global trading system. (Aug 2000)
  • Ease Canadian border-crossing rules. (May 1998)
  • Grant fast-track authority to the President. (Nov 1999)
Tom Harkin on Free Trade
Democratic Jr Senator (IA): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Tom Harkin on other issues.
  • Voted NO on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on free trade agreement with Oman. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on establishing free trade between US & Singapore. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on establishing free trade between the US and Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on extending free trade to Andean nations. (May 2002)
  • Voted YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on removing common goods from national security export rules. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on permanent normal trade relations with China. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on expanding trade to the third world. (May 2000)
  • Voted NO on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted YES on imposing trade sanctions on Japan for closed market. (May 1995)
  • Rated 25% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
Greg Ganske on Free Trade
Former Republican Nominee (2002): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Greg Ganske on other issues.
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • End economic protectionism: let dairy compacts expire . (Aug 2001)
  • Promote the Andean Free Trade Agreement. (May 2002)
Jim Lightfoot on Free Trade
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for Jim Lightfoot on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Daryl Northrop on Free Trade
2004 former Green challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Daryl Northrop on other issues.
  • Opposes NAFTA, GATT, and WTO. (Oct 2004)
  • Base trade on human rights, labor, and environment. (Oct 2004)
Art Small on Free Trade
2004 former Democratic challenger; previously State Senator: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Art Small on other issues.
  • Include human rights and worker rights in trade agreements. (Aug 2004)
  • Reduce deficit by giving exporters tradable import permits. (Jul 2004)
Roxanne Conlin on Free Trade
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Roxanne Conlin on other issues.
  • Tax incentives to encourage keeping & creating jobs here. (Aug 2010)
  • Stop helping big corporations ship jobs overseas. (Jul 2010)
George Eichhorn on Free Trade
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for George Eichhorn on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Greg Ganske on Free Trade
Republican (District 4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Greg Ganske on other issues.
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • End economic protectionism: let dairy compacts expire . (Aug 2001)
  • Promote the Andean Free Trade Agreement. (May 2002)
Jim Leach on Free Trade
Republican (District 1): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Jim Leach on other issues.
  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • End economic protectionism: let dairy compacts expire . (Aug 2001)
  • Promote the Andean Free Trade Agreement. (May 2002)
  • Rated 56% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
Jim Nussle on Free Trade
Republican (District 2): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jim Nussle on other issues.
  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • End economic protectionism: let dairy compacts expire . (Aug 2001)
  • Rated 50% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
Steven Rathje on Free Trade
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Steven Rathje on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Christopher Reed on Free Trade
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Christopher Reed on other issues.
  • NAFTA harms the US. (Apr 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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