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Peter Shumlin on Free Trade
Democratic Governor: Click here for Peter Shumlin on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

VT 2012: 2012 Vermont Senate Debates


Patrick Leahy on Free Trade
Democratic Sr Senator (VT): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Leahy on other issues.
  • Voted NO on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO 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 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 YES on permanent normal trade relations with China. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted NO 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 8% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
John MacGovern on Free Trade
Republican challenger: Click here for John MacGovern on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bernie Sanders on Free Trade
Socialist Jr Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • Voted NO on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 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 YES 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)
  • 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)
  • No MFN for China; condition trade on human rights. (Nov 1999)

House:


Peter Welch on Free Trade
Democrat: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Peter Welch 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)
  • 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)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Howard Dean-Gov on Free Trade
Former Democratic Governor (2005-2008); pres. candidate 2004: Click here for Howard Dean-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Douglas on Free Trade
Republican VT Governor: Click here for Jim Douglas on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Jeffords on Free Trade
Independent Jr Senator (VT, retiring 2006): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Jim Jeffords 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 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 YES on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted YES on imposing trade sanctions on Japan for closed market. (May 1995)
Jack McMullen on Free Trade
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for Jack McMullen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Len Britton on Free Trade
2010 Republican Challenger: Click here for Len Britton on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Larry Drown on Free Trade
Democratic challenger: Click here for Larry Drown on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Daniel Freilich on Free Trade
2010 Independent Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Daniel Freilich on other issues.
  • Support free trade but with job compensation. (Mar 2010)
Greg Parke on Free Trade
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Greg Parke on other issues.
  • Supports NAFTA but with human rights & enviro concerns. (Aug 2006)
Richard Tarrant on Free Trade
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Richard Tarrant on other issues.
  • Globalization is inevitable, and good for Vermont. (Jun 2006)
Bernie Sanders on Free Trade
Socialist Jr Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • Voted NO on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 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 YES 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)
  • 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)
  • No MFN for China; condition trade on human rights. (Nov 1999)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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