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Bill Haslam on Free Trade
Republican Governor: Click here for Bill Haslam on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

TN 2014: 2014 TN Senate debate


Lamar Alexander on Free Trade
Republican Sr Senator (TN); previously candidate for President: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Lamar Alexander on other issues.
  • For Normal Trading Relations with China. (May 1999)
  • Fast-track helps farm exports. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on free trade agreement with Oman. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on establishing free trade between US & Singapore. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on establishing free trade between the US and Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Feb 2013)
Joe Carr on Free Trade
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe Carr on other issues.
  • Promote free and fair trade. (Nov 2013)
Mark Clayton on Free Trade
Democratic Nominee: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mark Clayton on other issues.
  • Worked on the Americans for Trade Defense project. (Jul 2008)
  • Enforce a higher tariff schedule on imports. (Jul 2008)
  • North American Union is treason against the Constitution. (Apr 2008)
Bob Corker on Free Trade
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bob Corker on other issues.
  • Break down trade barriers to give farmers a world market. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Feb 2013)
Zach Poskevich on Free Trade
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Zach Poskevich on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Diane Black on Free Trade
Republican (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Diane Black on other issues.
  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Feb 2013)
Marsha Blackburn on Free Trade
Republican Representative (TN-7): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Marsha Blackburn 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)
  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Feb 2013)
Steve Cohen on Free Trade
Democrat: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Steve Cohen 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)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 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)
  • No MFN for China; condition trade on human rights. (Nov 1999)
Jim Cooper on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (TN-5): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Jim Cooper 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 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)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Apr 2013)
  • Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency. (Mar 2013)
Scott DesJarlais on Free Trade
Republican (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott DesJarlais on other issues.
  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Mar 2013)
Jimmy Duncan on Free Trade
Republican Representative (TN-2): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Jimmy Duncan on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 NO on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO 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 41% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
  • Require open markets for US goods in all trade agreements. (May 2011)
  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Apr 2013)
  • Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency. (Jun 2013)
  • Block NAFTA Superhighway & North American Union. (Jan 2007)
Stephen Fincher on Free Trade
Republican (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Stephen Fincher on other issues.
  • Free & fair trade is essential to continued economic growth. (Nov 2010)
Chuck Fleischmann on Free Trade
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chuck Fleischmann on other issues.
  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Feb 2013)
Phil Roe on Free Trade
Republican (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Phil Roe on other issues.
  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Apr 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Phil Bredesen on Free Trade
Democratic TN Governor: Click here for Phil Bredesen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Don Sundquist on Free Trade
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Don Sundquist on other issues.
  • Enforce trade law against subsidized Canadian lumber imports. (Sep 2001)
Ed Bryant on Free Trade
Republican challenger (2006), previously U.S. Rep: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ed Bryant on other issues.
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
Bob Clement on Free Trade
Former Democratic Senate Nominee (2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Clement on other issues.
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
Bill Frist on Free Trade
Republican Senate Majority Leader (TN, retiring 2006): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Bill Frist on other issues.
  • Voted YES on free trade agreement with Oman. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on establishing free trade between US & Singapore. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on establishing free trade between the US and Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES 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 YES on permanent normal trade relations with China. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on expanding trade to the third world. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted YES on imposing trade sanctions on Japan for closed market. (May 1995)
  • Rated 82% by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
Tipper Gore on Free Trade
Democratic Candidate (Former): Click here for Tipper Gore on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Van Hilleary on Free Trade
Republican challenger (2006), previously U.S. Rep: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Van Hilleary on other issues.
  • Voted YES on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
Bill Jenkins on Free Trade
Republican (Retired 2006) (District 1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bill Jenkins on other issues.
  • 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 NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 24% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
Rosalind Kurita on Free Trade
Former Democratic challenger (2006): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rosalind Kurita on other issues.
  • Opposes CAFTA. (Feb 2006)
James Quillen on Free Trade
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for James Quillen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Fred Thompson on Free Trade
Former Republican Senator; 2004 candidate for Pres.: Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Fred Thompson on other issues.
  • Free and fair trade is the backbone of our economy. (Dec 2007)
  • Focus on protecting infrastructure for national security. (Oct 2007)
  • More trade helps South America and Africa. (Aug 2007)
  • Donít raise specter of protectionism on globalization. (Jun 2007)
  • Market does more for freedom & prosperity than planners. (Jun 2007)
  • Protectionist trade policies are defensive & defeatist. (May 2007)
  • Markets do more for freedom than any central planner. (May 2007)
  • Protectionist trade policies are defensive & defeatist. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on extending free trade to Andean nations. (May 2002)
  • Voted YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on removing common goods from national security export rules. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on permanent normal trade relations with China. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on expanding trade to the third world. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted YES on imposing trade sanctions on Japan for closed market. (May 1995)
Ed Bryant on Free Trade
Republican (District 7): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ed Bryant on other issues.
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
Bob Clement on Free Trade
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Clement on other issues.
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
David Davis on Free Trade
Republican: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for David Davis on other issues.
  • Expand our markets abroad with an aggressive trade policy. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Block NAFTA Superhighway & North American Union. (Jan 2007)
Lincoln Davis on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (TN-4): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Davis 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)
  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
  • Block NAFTA Superhighway & North American Union. (Jan 2007)
Harold Ford on Free Trade
Democrat (District 9): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Harold Ford on other issues.
  • 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 YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Build a rule-based global trading system. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 33% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
Harold Ford-TN on Free Trade
2006 Democratic challenger, Former U.S. Rep: Click here for Harold Ford-TN on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bart Gordon on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (TN-6): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Bart Gordon 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)
  • 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)
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
Bo Heyward on Free Trade
Independent challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bo Heyward on other issues.
  • Free trade weakens the economy. (Jul 2006)
Van Hilleary on Free Trade
Republican (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Van Hilleary on other issues.
  • Voted YES on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
Chris Lugo on Free Trade
Green challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chris Lugo on other issues.
  • Opposes GATT; withdraw from WTO. (Oct 2006)
  • Withdraw from NAFTA; oppose CAFTA. (Aug 2006)
Mike Padgett on Free Trade
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Padgett on other issues.
  • Promote fair trade with tax policy to keep jobs in US. (Jun 2008)
John Tanner on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (TN-8): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for John Tanner 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 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)
  • Build a rule-based global trading system. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 50% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
Bob Tuke on Free Trade
Democratic challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Tuke on other issues.
  • Moratorium on all new Free Trade agreements. (Jun 2008)
Zach Wamp on Free Trade
Republican Representative (TN-3): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Zach Wamp 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 67% by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Block NAFTA Superhighway & North American Union. (Jan 2007)
Kenneth Eaton on Free Trade
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for Kenneth Eaton on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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