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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.

1993-H172 on Oct 28, 1993

Bill Sponsorship: promoting fair trade restricting Canadian wheat
Source: H.CON.RES.172
Congressional Summary:Declares that the US Government should take action to address the problem of Canadian wheat imports if the Secretary of Agriculture has reason to believe that wheat is being imported from Canada under such conditions as to render ineffective any loan, purchase, or other program or operation undertaken by the Department of Agriculture. Declares that it is the sense of the Congress that:
  1. the US Government should seek an immediate understanding with the Mexican Government to define certain Canadian wheat practices as unfair;
  2. the United States, Canada, and Mexico should begin immediate consultations with a goal of ensuring free and fair trade in wheat throughout North America; and
  3. transportation subsidies and secretive monopolistic pricing should be considered unfair trading practices.

OnTheIssues Summary: Many foreign governments consider the "loan, purchase, or other program" by the USDA to be agricultural subsidies which are disallowed under international trade agreements. Agricultural subsidies are the most contentious trade issues among industrialized countries -- and the US' agricultural subsidies are no exception. The Congressmen sponsoring this bill are primarily from agricultural states where their constituents are the recipients of the USDA's "loan, purchase, or other program."


    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: Promote fair trade restricting Canadian wheat (Score: -1)

  • 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 1993-H172

Dan Glickman s1oKansas Dem. (to Cabinet 1995) 
Jay Inslee s1oWA Democratic Governor 
Tim Johnson s1pSD Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Larry LaRocco s1oID Democratic Senate Challenger 
David Minge s1oMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 
Earl Pomeroy s1oNorth Dakota Democrat (until 2010) 
Jim Slattery s1oKS Former Democratic Senate Challenger (2008) 
Pat Williams s1oMontana Former Democrat (1978-1996) 



Republicans participating in 1993-H172

Wayne Allard s1oCO Former Republican Senator (retired 2008) 
Larry Combest s1oTexas Republican 
Michael Crapo s1oID Republican Sr Senator 
Bill Emerson s1oMissouri Republican Former (1994-) 



Independents participating in 1993-H172



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 8
Republicans: 4
Independents: 0


















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