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Dave Heineman on Free Trade
Republican NE Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Dave Heineman on other issues.
  • Trade mission: Nebraska exports to China grow rapidly. (Jan 2013)
  • Expand trade with Taiwan & Hong Kong. (Aug 2011)
  • Promote exports with trade office in Tokyo. (Oct 2006)

Senate:

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Deb Fischer on Free Trade
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Deb Fischer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ben Nelson on Free Trade
Democratic Sr Senator (NE): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Ben Nelson on other issues.
  • Supports expanding Free Trade. (Sep 2000)
  • 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 YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on removing common goods from national security export rules. (Sep 2001)
  • Build a rule-based global trading system. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 58% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Ban Argentine meat imports to avoid foot & mouth disease. (Jul 2008)
  • Ease Canadian border-crossing rules. (May 1998)
  • Grant fast-track authority to the President. (Nov 1999)
Shane Osborn on Free Trade
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Shane Osborn on other issues.
  • America should compete in a global, free-market economy. (Oct 2013)
Ben Sasse on Free Trade
Republican Challenger: Click here for Ben Sasse on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Jeff Fortenberry on Free Trade
Republican Representative (NE-1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Fortenberry 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)
  • Insist on access to post-mad-cow Japanese beef markets. (Mar 2010)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
Adrian Smith on Free Trade
Republican: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Adrian Smith 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)
  • Insist on access to post-mad-cow Japanese beef markets. (Mar 2010)
Lee Terry on Free Trade
Republican Representative (NE-2): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Lee Terry 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)
  • Rated 56% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Insist on access to post-mad-cow Japanese beef markets. (Mar 2010)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mike Johanns on Free Trade
Secretary of Agriculture; previously Republican NE Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Johanns on other issues.
  • Open up new markets for agricultural & beef exports. (Mar 2008)
  • Sponsored bill for post-mad-cow access to Japan beef markets. (Mar 2010)
Jon Bruning on Free Trade
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Jon Bruning on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Pat Flynn on Free Trade
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Pat Flynn on other issues.
  • Congress should decide farm trade, not president nor WTO. (Jul 2011)
Mike Johanns on Free Trade
Secretary of Agriculture; previously Republican NE Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Johanns on other issues.
  • Open up new markets for agricultural & beef exports. (Mar 2008)
  • Sponsored bill for post-mad-cow access to Japan beef markets. (Mar 2010)
Bob Kerrey on Free Trade
Democratic Challenger (previously Senator): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bob Kerrey on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Build a rule-based global trading system. (Aug 2000)
  • Quick vote on PNTR; China into WTO. (Jun 2000)
Don Stenberg on Free Trade
Republican Senate challenger (NE): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Don Stenberg on other issues.
  • Supports expanding Free Trade. (Sep 2000)
Doug Bereuter on Free Trade
Republican (Until 2004) (District 1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Doug Bereuter on other issues.
  • 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 56% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
Jon Christensen on Free Trade
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jon Christensen on other issues.
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
Jim Exon on Free Trade
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Exon on other issues.
  • Voted YES on imposing trade sanctions on Japan for closed market. (May 1995)
Charlie Matulka on Free Trade
2002 Democratic Senate Challenger (NE): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Charlie Matulka on other issues.
  • Stand up to NAFTA and WTO. (Aug 2002)
Bill Barrett on Free Trade
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Barrett on other issues.
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
Chuck Hagel on Free Trade
Republican Sr Senator (NE): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Chuck Hagel 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 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)
  • Rated 92% by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
Scott Kleeb on Free Trade
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Scott Kleeb on other issues.
  • Promote fair trade, not free trade. (Aug 2008)
  • Make free trade agreements part of U.S. diplomacy. (Jul 2008)
  • Trade should spread standards, not just enrich us. (May 2008)
  • Expand markets abroad for specialty agricultural products. (Nov 2006)
Steven Larrick on Free Trade
Green Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steven Larrick on other issues.
  • We need fair trade that protects people and environment. (Jun 2008)
Tom Osborne on Free Trade
Republican (District 3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Tom Osborne on other issues.
  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Rated 56% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
Tony Raimondo on Free Trade
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for Tony Raimondo on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Ricketts on Free Trade
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Peter Ricketts on other issues.
  • Free trade in our vital interest. (May 2006)
  • Supports NAFTA, CAFTA, GATT and WTO. (May 2006)
  • Trade rules for labor & environment, but not human rights. (May 2006)
David Kramer on Free Trade
Republican challenger, state party chair (lost May primary): Click here for David Kramer on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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