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Jim Risch on Free Trade

Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor


Re-establish Fast Track; re-negotiate NAFTA

Q: Would you vote to reestablish Trade Promotion Authority or “Fast Track” authority to allow the next President to negotiate new trade agreements and require Congress to consider them in a timely manner?

A: Yes.

Q: Would you vote to oppose the renegotiation of the existing North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)?

A: No.

Source: BIPAC 2008 Senate Candidate Questionnaire , Nov 1, 2008

Insist on access to post-mad-cow Japanese beef markets.

Risch signed S.RES.452 & H.RES.1196

    Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That it is the sense of the Senate that--
  1. it is not in the interest of either the US or Japan to arbitrarily restrict market access for their close partners;
  2. trade between the US and Japan should be conducted with mutual respect and based on sound science;
  3. since banning US beef in Dec. 2003, Japan has not treated US beef producers fairly;
  4. both Japan and the US should comply with guidelines based on sound science;
  5. Japan should immediately expand market access for US exporters of both bone-in and boneless beef beyond the existing standard of beef from cattle 20 months and younger; and
  6. the President should insist on increased access for US exporters of beef and beef products to the market in Japan.
Source: Resolution on Japanese trade 10-SR452 on Mar 11, 2010

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