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09-HR2378 on May 13, 2009


Source: Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act
    Amends the Tariff Act of 1930 to require the administering authority to determine, based on certain requirements, whether the exchange rate of the currency of an exporting country is undervalued or overvalued (misaligned) against the U.S. dollar for an 18-month period; and to take certain actions under a countervailing duty or antidumping duty proceeding to offset such misalignment in cases of an affirmative determination. Congress makes the following findings:
  1. The strength, vitality, and stability of the US economy and the openness and effectiveness of the global trading system are critically dependent upon an international monetary regime of orderly and flexible exchange rates.
  2. Increasingly in recent years, a number of foreign governments have undervalued their currencies by means of protracted, large-scale intervention in foreign exchange markets, and this fundamental misalignment has substantially contributed to distortions in trade flows.
  3. This exchange depreciation serves as a subsidy for, and facilitates dumping of, exports from countries that engage in this mercantilist practice.
  4. It is consistent with the agreements of the World Trade Organization and the International Monetary Fund that US trade law make explicit that fundamental undervaluation by an exporting country of its currency is actionable as a countervailable export subsidy and alternatively can be offset by antidumping duties.


    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: Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency (Score: -1)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill for tariffs against undervalued currency (Score: -2)

  • 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 09-HR2378

Jason Altmire s1sPennsylvania Democrat
Rob Andrews s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Michael Arcuri s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010)
Joe Baca s1sCalifornia Democrat
Tammy Baldwin s1sWI Democratic Challenger
John Barrow s1sGeorgia Democrat
Marion Berry s1sArkansas Former Democrat (until 2010)
John Boccieri s1sOhio Democrat (until 2010)
Dan Boren s1sOklahoma Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Leonard Boswell s1sIowa Democrat
Rick Boucher s1sVirginia Democrat (until 2010)
Robert Brady s1sPennsylvania Democrat
Bruce Braley s1sIowa Democrat
Sherrod Brown s1sOH Democratic Sr Senator
Bob Casey s1sPA Democratic Sr Senator; previously state treasurer
Gerry Connolly s1sVirginia Democrat
John Conyers s1sMichigan Democrat
Jerry Costello s1sIllinois Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Joe Courtney s1sConnecticut Democrat
Elijah Cummings s1sMaryland Democrat
Kathy Dahlkemper s1sPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010)
Lincoln Davis s1sTennessee Democrat (until 2010)
Peter Defazio s1sOregon Democrat
Bill Delahunt s1sMassachusetts Democrat (until 2010)
Rosa DeLauro s1sConnecticut Democrat
John Dingell s1sMichigan Democrat
Joe Donnelly s1sIN Democratic Challenger
Mike Doyle s1sPennsylvania Democrat
Chet Edwards s1sTexas Democrat (until 2010)
Russell Feingold s1sPOTUS Democrat
Bob Filner s1sCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011)
Bill Foster s1sIllinois Democrat (until 2010)
Gene Green s1sTexas Democrat
Luis Gutierrez s1sIllinois Democrat
Phil Hare s1sIllinois Democrat (until 2010)
Brian Higgins s1sNew York Democrat
Baron Hill s1sIndiana Democrat (until 2010)
Maurice Hinchey s1sNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012)
Paul Hodes s1sNew Hampshire Democrat (until 2010)
Tim Holden s1sPennsylvania Democrat
Rush Holt s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Jesse Louis Jackson s1sIllinois Democrat
Eddie Bernice Johnson s1sTexas Democrat
Steve Kagen s1sWI Democratic Challenger
Paul Kanjorski s1sPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010)
Marcy Kaptur s1sOhio Democrat
Dale Kildee s1sMichigan Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Mary Jo Kilroy s1sOhio Democrat (until 2010)
Larry Kissell s1sNorth Carolina Democrat
John Larson s1sConnecticut Democrat
Carl Levin s1sMI Democratic Sr Senator
David Loebsack s1sIowa Democrat
Steve Lynch s1sMassachusetts Democrat
Dan Maffei s1sNew York Democrat (Unseated 2010)
Eric Massa s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010)
Carolyn McCarthy s1sNew York Dem./Ind./Working-Families
Jim McGovern s1sMassachusetts Democrat
Mike McIntyre s1sNorth Carolina Democrat
Michael Michaud s1sMaine Democrat
Brad Miller s1sNorth Carolina Democrat (Retiring 2012)
George Miller s1sCalifornia Democrat
Alan Mollohan s1sWest Virginia Democrat
Chris Murphy s1sConnecticut Democrat (Senate run 2012)
Patrick Murphy s1sPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010)
John Murtha s1sPennsylvania Democrat (Deceased Feb. 2010)
John Olver s1sMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Gary Peters s1sMichigan Democrat
Nick Rahall s1sWest Virginia Democrat
Laura Richardson s1sCalifornia Democrat
Mike Ross s1sArkansas Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Tim Ryan s2pOhio Democrat
Linda Sanchez s1sCalifornia Democrat
Loretta Sanchez s1sCalifornia Democrat
Jan Schakowsky s1sIllinois Democrat
Mark Schauer s1sMichigan Democrat (until 2010)
Carol Shea-Porter s1sNew Hampshire Democrat (until 2010)
Brad Sherman s1sCalifornia Democrat
Heath Shuler s1sNorth Carolina Democrat (retiring 2012)
Louise Slaughter s1sNew York Democrat
Arlen Specter s1sPA Former Democratic incumbent (elected as Republican)
John Spratt s1sSouth Carolina Democrat (until 2010)
Debbie Stabenow s2pMI Democratic Jr Senator
Pete Stark s1sCalifornia Democrat
Bart Stupak s1sMichigan Democrat (until 2010)
Betty Sutton s1sOhio Democrat
Peter Visclosky s1sIndiana Democrat
Peter Welch s1sVermont Democrat
Charlie Wilson s1sOhio Democrat (until 2010)
Lynn Woolsey s1sCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012)



Republicans participating in 09-HR2378

Spencer Bachus s1sAlabama Republican
Gresham Barrett s1sSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010)
Rob Bishop s1sUtah Republican
Henry Brown s1sSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010)
Jim Bunning s1sKY Republican Jr Senator (retiring 2010)
Dan Burton s1sIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012)
Steve Buyer s1sIndiana Republican (until 2010)
Ken Calvert s1sCalifornia Republican
John Howard Coble s1sNorth Carolina Republican
Mike Coffman s1sColorado Republican
Mark Critz s1sPennsylvania Republican
Charles Dent s1sPennsylvania Republican
Jimmy Duncan s1sTennessee Republican
Vernon Ehlers s1sMichigan Republican (until 2010)
Jim Gerlach s1sPennsylvania Republican
Peter Hoekstra s1sMI Republican Challenger
Duncan Hunter s1sCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008)
Bob Inglis s1sSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010)
Walter Beaman Jones s1sNorth Carolina Republican
Steven LaTourette s1sOhio Republican
Chris Lee s1sNew York Republican (Resigned 2011)
Blaine Luetkemeyer s1sMissouri Republican
Donald Manzullo s1sIllinois Republican
Thad McCotter s1sMichigan Republican
Patrick McHenry s1sNorth Carolina Republican
John McHugh s1sNew York Republican/Conservative
Candice Miller s1sMichigan Republican
Tim Murphy s1sPennsylvania Republican
Sue Myrick s1sNorth Carolina Republican
Joseph Pitts s1sPennsylvania Republican
Todd Platts s1sPennsylvania Republican (Retiring 2012)
Hal Rogers s1sKentucky Republican
Michael Rogers s1sAlabama Republican
Mike Rogers s1sMichigan Republican
Dana Rohrabacher s1sCalifornia Republican
James Sensenbrenner s1sWisconsin Republican
Bill Shuster s1sPennsylvania Republican
Olympia Snowe s1sME Republican Sr Senator
Mark Souder s1sIndiana Republican (until 2010)
Glenn Thompson s1sPennsylvania Republican
Mike Turner s1sOhio Republican
Lynn Westmoreland s1sGeorgia Republican
Ed Whitfield s1sKentucky Republican
Joe Wilson s1sSouth Carolina Republican
Don Young s1sAlaska Republican



Independents participating in 09-HR2378

Brad Ellsworth s1sIN 2010 Democratic Challenger
Parker Griffith s1sAlabama Former GOP (until 2010)
Joe Sestak s1sPA 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep.



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 89
Republicans: 45
Independents: 3


















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