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

01-SNDC3 on Jan 11, 2001

Letter: the Senate New Democrat Coalition letter to Pres.-Elect Bush:
Source: Senate New Democrat Coalition letter to Pres.-Elect Bush
Dear President-Elect Bush,

Members of the Senate New Democrat Coalition and the House New Democrat Coalition [are] pro-growth, technology-oriented Democrats; we believe that the key to economic growth is the expansion of free and fair trade. We have provided the Democratic votes on key trade bills in the past, including the recently signed China trade bill, and the Africa and Caribbean trade initiative. We believe that granting Fast Track trading authority to the President of the United States for expansion of trade in the Americas is the next frontier. Many of our New Democrats supported Fast Track authority when President Clinton proposed it, and are inclined to support Fast Track authority should you propose it. However, in order to ensure a stronger bipartisan coalition than the one we have been able to assemble for previous free trade agreements, we need to work with you and your Administration on provisions that will provide for reasonable consideration of issues relating to labor and the environment. We also need to continue to expand the “winner’s circle” both domestically and abroad.


    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: Free & fair trade is key to economic growth (Score: 2)

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  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 01-SNDC3

Evan Bayh s1sIN Former Democratic Senator 
Jim Davis s1sFlorida Democrat 
Cal Dooley s1sCalifornia Democrat (Until 2004) 
Bob Graham s1sFL Former Democratic Senator; retired 2004 
Tim Johnson s1sSD Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Mary Landrieu s1sLA Democratic Sr Senator 
Blanche Lambert Lincoln s1sAR Former Democratic Senator 
James Moran s1sVirginia Democrat 
David Adam Smith s1sWashington Democrat 



Republicans participating in 01-SNDC3



Independents participating in 01-SNDC3

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



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 9
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1


















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