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Barry Hinckley on Free Trade
Republican Challenger: Click here for Barry Hinckley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jack Reed on Free Trade
Democratic Sr Senator (RI): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Jack Reed on other issues.
  • Voted NO on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on free trade agreement with Oman. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on establishing free trade between US & Singapore. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority. (Nov 1997)
  • Rated 25% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
Sheldon Whitehouse on Free Trade
Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Sheldon Whitehouse on other issues.
  • Opposes NAFTA and CAFTA; supports fair trade. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 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)

House:


David Cicilline on Free Trade
Democrat (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David Cicilline on other issues.
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency. (Apr 2013)
James Langevin on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (RI-2): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for James Langevin 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 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)
  • Rated 44% 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)
  • Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency. (Apr 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Donald Carcieri on Free Trade
Republican RI Governor: Click here for Donald Carcieri on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Lincoln Chafee on Free Trade
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Promote the Andean Free Trade Agreement. (May 2002)
  • Rated 92% by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
Lincoln Almond on Free Trade
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Almond on other issues.
  • Develop an open North American energy market. (Jul 2000)
  • Foster globalization with New England & Eastern Canada. (Aug 2001)
  • More business cooperation between New England & East Canada. (Jun 1998)
Myrth York on Free Trade
Former Democrat Challenger (1994, 1998, 2002): Click here for Myrth York on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Chafee on Free Trade
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Chafee on other issues.
  • Voted YES on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted YES on imposing trade sanctions on Japan for closed market. (May 1995)
Lincoln Chafee on Free Trade
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Promote the Andean Free Trade Agreement. (May 2002)
  • Rated 92% by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
Claiborne Pell on Free Trade
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Claiborne Pell on other issues.
  • Voted YES on imposing trade sanctions on Japan for closed market. (May 1995)
Matt Brown on Free Trade
Democratic challenger, secretary of state: Click here for Matt Brown on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Patrick Kennedy on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (RI-1): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Kennedy 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 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 12% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
Stephen Laffey on Free Trade
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Stephen Laffey on other issues.
  • Supports the Central American Free Trade Agreement. (May 2005)
Carl Sheeler on Free Trade
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Carl Sheeler on other issues.
  • Charge companies $20,000 per worked for each exported job. (Jun 2006)
Bob Tingle on Free Trade
Republican Senate Challenger (RI): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Tingle on other issues.
  • I support Free and Fair Trade. (Aug 2008)
Robert Weygand on Free Trade
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Robert Weygand on other issues.
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
Chris Young on Free Trade
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chris Young on other issues.
  • Opposes the North American Union and globalization. (Aug 2008)
  • Opposes expanding free trade. (Aug 2008)
  • Oppose globalists & the North American Union. (Sep 2007)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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