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Jay Nixon on Free Trade
Missouri Democratic Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jay Nixon on other issues.
  • Trade and direct investment between China & Missouri. (Oct 2011)
  • Supports NAFTA & Fast Track; but also retaliatory tariffs. (Nov 1998)

Senate:

MO 2012: 2012 Missouri Senate Debates


Todd Akin on Free Trade
Republican Representative (MO-2); Senate Challenger 2012: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Todd Akin 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 NO on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Rated 61% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
Roy Blunt on Free Trade
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (MO-7): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Roy Blunt 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)
  • Rated 41% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Insist on access to post-mad-cow Japanese beef markets. (Mar 2010)
John Brunner on Free Trade
Republican Challenger: Click here for John Brunner on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Claire McCaskill on Free Trade
Democratic Sr Senator; previously state Auditor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Claire McCaskill on other issues.
  • Supports fair trade which avoids shipping jobs overseas. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
  • Ban Argentine meat imports to avoid foot & mouth disease. (Jul 2008)
Sarah Steelman on Free Trade
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Sarah Steelman on other issues.
  • Free trade is good policy for Americans. (Apr 2012)
  • Advocate for making sure we keep Missouri jobs here. (Jun 2008)

House:


Russ Carnahan on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (MO-3): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Russ Carnahan on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Build a rule-based global trading system. (Aug 2000)
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
William Lacy Clay on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (MO-1): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for William Lacy Clay 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 NO on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Rated 44% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • 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)
Emmanuel Cleaver on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (MO-5): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Emmanuel Cleaver 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)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • No MFN for China; condition trade on human rights. (Nov 1999)
Samuel Graves on Free Trade
Republican Representative (MO-6): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Samuel Graves 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 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)
  • Rated 56% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Block NAFTA Superhighway & North American Union. (Jan 2007)
Vicky Hartzler on Free Trade
Republican (District 4): Click here for Vicky Hartzler on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Billy Long on Free Trade
Republican (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Billy Long on other issues.
  • Don't obstruct the free operation of the market. (Nov 2010)
Blaine Luetkemeyer on Free Trade
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Blaine Luetkemeyer on other issues.
  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
Jason Smith on Free Trade
Republican (District 8): Click here for Jason Smith on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ann Wagner on Free Trade
Republican (District 2): Click here for Ann Wagner on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Former candidates & officeholders:


Matt Blunt on Free Trade
Republican MO Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Matt Blunt on other issues.
  • Negotiate with European businesses for more Missouri exports. (Mar 2006)
Todd Akin on Free Trade
Republican Representative (MO-2); Senate Challenger 2012: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Todd Akin 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 NO on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Rated 61% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
Jo Ann Emerson on Free Trade
Republican Representative (MO-8): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jo Ann Emerson 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 NO 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 50% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
Bob Holden on Free Trade
Former Democratic Governor (2001-2004): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Holden on other issues.
  • Enforce trade law against subsidized Canadian lumber imports. (Sep 2001)
John Ashcroft on Free Trade
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for John Ashcroft on other issues.
  • Fair trade: partner with friends, challenge rivals. (Oct 1998)
  • 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)
Jean Carnahan on Free Trade
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jean Carnahan on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
Mel Carnahan on Free Trade
Governor & 2000 Democratic Challenger for Senate (MO)-Deceased 2000: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mel Carnahan on other issues.
  • Supports expanding Free Trade. (Sep 2000)
  • Ease Canadian border-crossing rules. (May 1998)
  • Grant fast-track authority to the President. (Nov 1999)
Bill Emerson on Free Trade
Republican Former (1994-) (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Emerson on other issues.
  • Promote fair trade restricting Canadian wheat. (Oct 1993)
Nancy Farmer on Free Trade
2004 former Democratic challenger; state Treasurer: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Farmer on other issues.
  • Base trade on human rights, labor, and environment. (Oct 2004)
  • Fair trade doesnít ships jobs overseas. (Jul 2004)
Dick Gephardt on Free Trade
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 3): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Dick Gephardt on other issues.
  • Iím for labor rights and NAFTA supporters are not. (Jan 2004)
  • Walk the walk of labor and environmental standards-by voting. (Jan 2004)
  • Enact international minimum wage through WTO. (Nov 2003)
  • Against protectionism and for trade treaties. (Nov 2003)
  • Trade agreements must protect labor & environment. (Oct 2003)
  • Fair trade saves jobs-globalization with fairness. (Sep 2003)
  • Progressive trade policy helps every worker in the world. (Sep 2003)
  • Race to the bottom if we have no trade standards. (Sep 2003)
  • NAFTA and China PNTR cause a race to the bottom in wages. (May 2003)
  • No MFN for China; keep annual review. (Oct 2002)
  • Rejected NAFTA: needed more for labor & environment. (Jul 1999)
  • Gephardt Amendment: results-oriented trade penalties. (Jul 1999)
  • Fair trade on an equal playing field. (Aug 1995)
  • Trade will not bring about change in China. (Jul 1999)
  • China: no positive economic relations with totalitarians. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted NO on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Build a rule-based global trading system. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 22% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
Mel Hancock on Free Trade
Republican Former (1994-) (District 7): Click here for Mel Hancock on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Karen McCarthy on Free Trade
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 5): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Karen McCarthy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted NO on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 47% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
Roy Blunt on Free Trade
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (MO-7): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Roy Blunt 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)
  • Rated 41% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Insist on access to post-mad-cow Japanese beef markets. (Mar 2010)
Kit Bond on Free Trade
Republican Sr Senator (MO): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Kit Bond 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 73% by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
Robin Carnahan on Free Trade
2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; Secretary of State: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Robin Carnahan on other issues.
  • Hears union supporters asking for fair trade. (Sep 2010)
Bill Clay Sr. on Free Trade
Democrat (retired 2000) (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bill Clay Sr. on other issues.
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • No MFN for China; condition trade on human rights. (Nov 1999)
Pat Danner on Free Trade
Democrat (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Pat Danner on other issues.
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
Kenny Hulshof on Free Trade
Republican Representative (MO-9): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Kenny Hulshof 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)
  • Rated 44% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
Mike Parker on Free Trade
Republican (retired 1998) (District 4): Click here for Mike Parker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ike Skelton on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (MO-4): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Ike Skelton 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 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)
  • Rated 33% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Insist on access to post-mad-cow Japanese beef markets. (Mar 2010)
Jim Talent on Free Trade
Republican Senator; previously Representative (MO-2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jim Talent on other issues.
  • 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 NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
Jim Talent on Free Trade
Republican Senator; previously Representative (MO-2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jim Talent on other issues.
  • 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 NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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