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Phil Bryant on Free Trade
Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Phil Bryant on other issues.
  • Secure global businesses located in Mississippi. (May 2011)

Senate:

MS 2014: 2014 MS Senate debate


Thad Cochran on Free Trade
Republican Sr Senator (MS): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Thad Cochran on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Voted YES on extending free trade to Andean nations. (May 2002)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Rated 67% by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
  • Insist on access to post-mad-cow Japanese beef markets. (Mar 2010)
Albert N. Gore on Free Trade
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Albert N. Gore on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chris McDaniel on Free Trade
Republican challenger: Click here for Chris McDaniel on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Roger Wicker on Free Trade
Republican Jr Senator; previously Republican Representative (MS-1): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Roger Wicker 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)
  • Rated 33% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)

House:


Gregg Harper on Free Trade
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Gregg Harper on other issues.
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency. (Mar 2013)
Alan Nunnelee on Free Trade
Republican (District 1): Click here for Alan Nunnelee on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steven Palazzo on Free Trade
Republican (District 4): Click here for Steven Palazzo on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bennie Thompson on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (MS-2): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Bennie Thompson 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 25% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • 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)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Haley Barbour on Free Trade
Former Republican Governor (2004-2012): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Haley Barbour on other issues.
  • Use the WTO and NAFTA to insist on domestic interests. (Apr 1996)
  • Focus on making the WTO work for American interests. (Apr 1996)
Kirk Fordice on Free Trade
Former Republican Governor (1992-1999): Click here for Kirk Fordice on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ronnie Musgrove on Free Trade
2008 Senate challenger; previously Democratic MS Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ronnie Musgrove on other issues.
  • Canít negotiate trade deals while $30B in debt to China. (Jan 2008)
  • NAFTA & CAFTA are worst trade agreements in modern history. (Jan 2008)
  • Enforce trade law against subsidized Canadian lumber imports. (Sep 2001)
Haley Barbour on Free Trade
Former Republican challenger (2006), Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Haley Barbour on other issues.
  • Use the WTO and NAFTA to insist on domestic interests. (Apr 1996)
  • Focus on making the WTO work for American interests. (Apr 1996)
Bill Bowlin on Free Trade
Former Democratic Challenger (2006): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Bowlin on other issues.
  • Supports NAFTA, GATT, and WTO. (May 2006)
  • Include human rights and environment in trade discussions. (May 2006)
Ronnie Musgrove on Free Trade
2008 Senate challenger; previously Democratic MS Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ronnie Musgrove on other issues.
  • Canít negotiate trade deals while $30B in debt to China. (Jan 2008)
  • NAFTA & CAFTA are worst trade agreements in modern history. (Jan 2008)
  • Enforce trade law against subsidized Canadian lumber imports. (Sep 2001)
Travis Childers on Free Trade
Democrat (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Travis Childers on other issues.
  • Unfair trade deals caused current economic problems. (Apr 2008)
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
Erik Fleming on Free Trade
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Erik Fleming on other issues.
  • Opposes NAFTA, CAFTA, and GATT. (Sep 2006)
Trent Lott on Free Trade
Republican Jr Senator (MS): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Trent Lott on other issues.
  • 1985: Led drive for import tariffs on textile goods. (Aug 2006)
  • 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)
  • Voted YES on extending free trade to Andean nations. (May 2002)
  • Voted NO 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 67% by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
Charles Pickering on Free Trade
Republican Representative (MS-3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Charles Pickering 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)
Chip Pickering on Free Trade
Republican challenger, U.S. Rep.: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Chip Pickering 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 YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 22% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
Ronnie Shows on Free Trade
Democrat (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ronnie Shows on other issues.
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
Gene Taylor on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (MS-4): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Gene Taylor 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 YES on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 28% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
Gene Taylor on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (MS-4): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Gene Taylor 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 YES on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 28% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
Roger Wicker on Free Trade
Republican Jr Senator; previously Republican Representative (MS-1): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Roger Wicker 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)
  • Rated 33% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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