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Martin O`Malley on Free Trade
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Martin O`Malley on other issues.
  • Build a rule-based global trading system. (Aug 2000)

Senate:

MD 2012: 2012 Maryland Senate Debates


Dan Bongino on Free Trade
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Bongino on other issues.
  • Support and expand free trade to grow economy. (Apr 2012)
Benjamin Cardin on Free Trade
Democratic Jr Senator (MD): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Benjamin Cardin on other issues.
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Maintain anti-dumping restrictions against foreign importers. (Oct 2001)
  • Rated 44% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
Barbara Mikulski on Free Trade
Democratic Sr Senator (MD): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Barbara Mikulski on other issues.
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on free trade agreement with Oman. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO 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 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 NO on permanent normal trade relations with China. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on expanding trade to the third world. (May 2000)
  • Voted NO on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted YES on imposing trade sanctions on Japan for closed market. (May 1995)
  • Rated 17% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
Rob Sobhani on Free Trade
Independent Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rob Sobhani on other issues.
  • Free and fair trade plus multilateralism. (Oct 2012)
  • Create good-paying jobs by increasing trade. (Aug 2012)

House:


Roscoe Bartlett on Free Trade
Republican Representative (MD-6): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Roscoe Bartlett 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 YES on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • No restrictions on import/export; but maintain sovereignty . (Dec 2000)
  • Rated 44% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
Elijah Cummings on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (MD-7): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Elijah Cummings 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)
  • Voted NO 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 33% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency. (Mar 2013)
  • No MFN for China; condition trade on human rights. (Nov 1999)
John Delaney on Free Trade
Democrat (District 6): Click here for John Delaney on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Donna Edwards on Free Trade
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Donna Edwards on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency. (Apr 2013)
Andy Harris on Free Trade
Republican (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Andy Harris on other issues.
  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Feb 2013)
Steny Hoyer on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (MD-5): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Steny Hoyer 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 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 NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 22% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
Dutch Ruppersberger on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (MD-2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Dutch Ruppersberger 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)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
John Sarbanes on Free Trade
Democrat: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for John Sarbanes 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)
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency. (Apr 2013)
Chris Van Hollen on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (MD-8): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Chris Van Hollen 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 YES on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency. (Apr 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


William Capps on Free Trade
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for William Capps on other issues.
  • End NAFTA; tariffs against China. (Sep 2011)
  • Manufacture base has lost jobs to trade. (Jul 2011)
Corrogan Vaughn on Free Trade
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Corrogan Vaughn on other issues.
  • Supports retaliatory tarriffs; opposes Fast Track. (Nov 2000)
Eric Wargotz on Free Trade
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Eric Wargotz on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robert Ehrlich on Free Trade
Former Republican Governor (2003-2006): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Robert Ehrlich on other issues.
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Maintain anti-dumping restrictions against foreign importers. (Oct 2001)
Parris Glendening on Free Trade
Former Democratic Governor (1995-2002): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Parris Glendening on other issues.
  • Enforce trade law against subsidized Canadian lumber imports. (Sep 2001)
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on Free Trade
Democratic Challenger 2002: Click here for Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on other issues.
    No stance on record.
E.J. Pipkin on Free Trade
2004 former Republican challenger; previously state Senator: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for E.J. Pipkin on other issues.
  • Supports NAFTA and WTO. (Aug 2004)
  • Human rights in trade agreements but not worker rights. (Aug 2004)
Robert Ehrlich on Free Trade
Republican (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Robert Ehrlich on other issues.
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Maintain anti-dumping restrictions against foreign importers. (Oct 2001)
Wayne Gilchrest on Free Trade
Republican Representative (MD-1): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Wayne Gilchrest 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)
  • Promote the Andean Free Trade Agreement. (May 2002)
  • Rated 63% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
Frank Kratovil on Free Trade
Democrat (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for Frank Kratovil on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kweisi Mfume on Free Trade
Democratic Senate Challenger (MD); previously U.S. Representative: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kweisi Mfume on other issues.
  • Base trade on human rights; allow retaliatory tariffs. (Nov 2004)
Connie Morella on Free Trade
Republican (District 8): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Connie Morella on other issues.
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Promote the Andean Free Trade Agreement. (May 2002)
Paul Sarbanes on Free Trade
Democratic Sr Senator (MD): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Paul Sarbanes on other issues.
  • Voted NO on free trade agreement with Oman. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on establishing free trade between US & Singapore. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on establishing free trade between the US and Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • 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)
  • Voted NO on permanent normal trade relations with China. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on expanding trade to the third world. (May 2000)
  • Voted NO on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted YES on imposing trade sanctions on Japan for closed market. (May 1995)
  • Rated 25% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
Michael Steele on Free Trade
Republican challenger, Lt. Gov.: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Michael Steele on other issues.
  • Led trade mission to Ghana and South Africa. (Oct 2006)
Daniel Vovak on Free Trade
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Daniel Vovak on other issues.
  • Favor trade, but not be blind to burden on manufacturing. (Jul 2006)
Albert Wynn on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (MD-4): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Albert Wynn 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)
  • 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 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 28% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
Kevin Zeese on Free Trade
Green/ Libertarian/ Populist Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kevin Zeese on other issues.
  • Renegotiate to protect labor rights. (Jun 2006)
  • Big business trade agreements hurt democracy and sovereignty. (Jun 2006)
Benjamin Cardin on Free Trade
Democratic Jr Senator (MD): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Benjamin Cardin on other issues.
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Maintain anti-dumping restrictions against foreign importers. (Oct 2001)
  • Rated 44% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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