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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

11-HR1749 on May 5, 2011

Bill Sponsorship: Reciprocal Market Access Act
Source: H.R.1749
Reciprocal Market Access Act of 2011: Prohibits the President from agreeing to the reduction or elimination of the existing rate of duty on any product in order to carry out a foreign trade agreement until the President certifies to Congress that the US has obtained the reduction or elimination of tariff and nontariff barriers and policies and practices of such foreign country with respect to US exports of any product that has the same physical characteristics and uses as the product for which the President seeks to modify its rate of duty.
    Congress finds the following:
  1. One of the fundamental tenets of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is reciprocal market access.
  2. The American people have a right to expect that the promises that trade negotiators and policy makers offer in terms of the market access opportunities that will be available to United States businesses and their employees if trade agreements are reached, will, in fact, be realized.
  3. With each subsequent round of bilateral, regional, and multilateral trade negotiations, tariffs have been significantly reduced or eliminated for many manufactured goods, leaving nontariff barriers as the most pervasive, significant, and challenging barriers to US exports and market opportunities
  4. The US market is widely recognized as one of the most open markets in the world.
  5. Often the only leverage the US has to obtain the reduction or elimination of nontariff barriers imposed by foreign countries is to negotiate the amount of tariffs the US imposes on imports from those foreign countries.
  6. The purpose of this Act is to require that trade negotiations achieve measurable results for US businesses by ensuring that trade agreements result in expanded market access for United States exports and not solely the elimination of tariffs on goods imported into the US.


    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: Require open markets for US goods in all trade agreements (Score: -1)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill requiring open markets for US goods (Score: -1)

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  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 11-HR1749

Rob Andrews s1sNew Jersey Democrat 
Bruce Braley s1sIA Democratic Challenger 
Michael Capuano s1sMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009) 
Hansen Clarke s1sMichigan Former Democrat (until 2012) 
Yvette Clarke s1sNew York Democrat 
William Lacy Clay s1sMissouri Democrat 
John Conyers s1sMichigan Democrat 
Peter Defazio s1sOregon Democrat 
Rosa DeLauro s1sConnecticut Democrat 
John Dingell s1sMichigan Democrat 
Donna Edwards s1sMaryland Democrat 
Keith Ellison s1sMinnesota Democrat 
Bob Filner s1sCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011) 
John Garamendi s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Gene Green s1sTexas Democrat 
Raul Grijalva s1sArizona Democrat 
Alcee Hastings s1sFlorida Democrat 
Brian Higgins s1sNew York Democrat 
Maurice Hinchey s1sNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012) 
Kathy Hochul s1sNew York Democrat 
Steve Israel s1sNew York Democrat 
Jesse Louis Jackson s1sIllinois Democrat (Resgined 2013) 
Sheila Jackson Lee s1sTexas Democrat 
Hank Johnson s1sGeorgia Democrat 
Marcy Kaptur s1sOhio Democrat 
Dale Kildee s1sMichigan Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Larry Kissell s1sNorth Carolina Democrat 
Dennis Kucinich s1sOhio Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
John Larson s1sConnecticut Democrat 
Barbara Lee s1sCalifornia Democrat 
John Lewis s1sGeorgia Democrat 
Dan Lipinski s1sIllinois Democrat 
Betty McCollum s1sMinnesota Democrat 
Jim McGovern s1sMassachusetts Democrat 
Mike McIntyre s1sNorth Carolina Democrat 
Michael Michaud s1sMaine Democratic Governor Challenger 
George Miller s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Gwen Moore s1sWisconsin Democrat 
Chris Murphy s1sConnecticut Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Jerrold Nadler s1sNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
John Olver s1sMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Chellie Pingree s1sMaine Democrat 
Steven Rothman s1sNew Jersey Democrat 
Tim Ryan s1sOhio Democrat 
Louise Slaughter s2pNew York Democrat 
Betty Sutton s1sOhio Democrat 
Paul Tonko s1sNew York Democrat 
Lynn Woolsey s1sCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 



Republicans participating in 11-HR1749

Mark Critz s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Jimmy Duncan s1sTennessee Republican 
Walter Beaman Jones s1sNorth Carolina Republican 



Independents participating in 11-HR1749



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 48
Republicans: 3
Independents: 0


















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