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09-HR3012 on Jun 24, 2009

Source: TRADE Act
    Trade Reform, Accountability, Development, and Employment Act or the TRADE Act:
  1. review biennially certain free trade agreements (including Uruguay Round Agreements) between the US and foreign countries to evaluate their economic, environmental, national security, health, safety, and other effects; and
  2. report on them to the Congressional Trade Agreement Review Committee (established by this Act), including analyses of specified aspects of each agreement and certain information about agreement parties, such as whether the country has a democratic form of government, respects certain core labor rights and fundamental human rights, protects intellectual property rights, and enforces environmental laws.
    Declares that implementing bills of new trade agreements shall not be subject to expedited consideration or special procedures limiting amendment, unless such agreements include certain standards with respect to:
  1. labor;
  2. human rights;
  3. environment and public safety;
  4. food and product health and safety;
  5. provision of services;
  6. investment;
  7. procurement;
  8. intellectual property;
  9. agriculture;
  10. trade remedies and safeguards;
  11. dispute resolution and enforcement;
  12. technical assistance;
  13. national security; and
  14. taxation.
Requires the President to submit to Congress a plan for the renegotiation of existing trade agreements to bring them into compliance with such standards. Expresses the sense of Congress that certain processes for U.S. trade negotiations should be followed when Congress considers legislation providing special procedures for implementing bills of trade agreements.

    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: Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation (Score: -2)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill to review free trade agreements biennially (Score: -2)

  • 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 09-HR3012

Neil Abercrombie s1sHawaii Democrat (Resigned 2010)
Gary Ackerman s1sNew York Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam.
Jason Altmire s1sPennsylvania Democrat
Rob Andrews s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Michael Arcuri s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010)
Joe Baca s1sCalifornia Democrat
Tammy Baldwin s1sWI Democratic Challenger
Sanford Bishop s1sGeorgia Democrat
Timothy Bishop s1sNew York Democrat
John Boccieri s1sOhio Democrat (until 2010)
Leonard Boswell s1sIowa Democrat
Rick Boucher s1sVirginia Democrat (until 2010)
Robert Brady s1sPennsylvania Democrat
Bruce Braley s1sIowa Democrat
Corrine Brown s1sFlorida Democrat
Sherrod Brown s2pOH Democratic Sr Senator
Robert Byrd s1sWV Former Democratic Senator
Lois Capps s1sCalifornia Democrat
Michael Capuano s1sMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009)
Russ Carnahan s1sMissouri Democrat
Andre Carson s1sIndiana Democrat
Bob Casey s1sPA Democratic Sr Senator; previously state treasurer
Ben Chandler s1sKentucky Democrat
Travis Childers s1sMississippi Democrat (until 2010)
Judy Chu s1sCalifornia Democrat
Yvette Clarke s1sNew York Democrat
William Lacy Clay s1sMissouri Democrat
Steve Cohen s1sTennessee Democrat
John Conyers s1sMichigan Democrat
Jerry Costello s1sIllinois Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Elijah Cummings s1sMaryland Democrat
Kathy Dahlkemper s1sPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010)
Danny Davis s1sIllinois Democrat
Peter Defazio s1sOregon Democrat
Bill Delahunt s1sMassachusetts Democrat (until 2010)
Rosa DeLauro s1sConnecticut Democrat
John Dingell s1sMichigan Democrat
Joe Donnelly s1sIN Democratic Challenger
Byron Dorgan s1sND Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2010)
Mike Doyle s1sPennsylvania Democrat
Donna Edwards s1sMaryland Democrat
Keith Ellison s1sMinnesota Democrat
Sam Farr s1sCalifornia Democrat
Chaka Fattah s1sPennsylvania Democrat
Russell Feingold s1sPOTUS Democrat
Bob Filner s1sCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011)
Bill Foster s1sIllinois Democrat (until 2010)
Marcia Fudge s1sOhio Democrat
John Garamendi s1sCalifornia Democrat
Bart Gordon s1sTennessee Democrat (until 2010)
Alan Grayson s1sFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010)
Al Green s1sTexas Democrat
Gene Green s1sTexas Democrat
Raul Grijalva s1sArizona Democrat
Luis Gutierrez s1sIllinois Democrat
John Hall s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010)
Phil Hare s1sIllinois Democrat (until 2010)
Alcee Hastings s1sFlorida Democrat
Martin Heinrich s1sNew Mexico Democrat (Senate run 2012)
Maurice Hinchey s1sNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012)
Mazie Hirono s1sHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2012)
Paul Hodes s1sNew Hampshire Democrat (until 2010)
Tim Holden s1sPennsylvania Democrat
Rush Holt s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Steve Israel s1sNew York Democrat
Jesse Louis Jackson s1sIllinois Democrat
Sheila Jackson Lee s1sTexas Democrat
Hank Johnson s1sGeorgia Democrat
Steve Kagen s1sWI Democratic Challenger
Paul Kanjorski s1sPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010)
Marcy Kaptur s1sOhio Democrat
Patrick Kennedy s1sRhode Island Democrat (until 2010)
Dale Kildee s1sMichigan Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Carolyn Kilpatrick s1sMichigan Democrat (until 2010)
Mary Jo Kilroy s1sOhio Democrat (until 2010)
Larry Kissell s1sNorth Carolina Democrat
Dennis Kucinich s1sOhio Democrat
James Langevin s1sRhode Island Democrat
Barbara Lee s1sCalifornia Democrat
David Loebsack s1sIowa Democrat
Ben Ray Lujan s1sNew Mexico Democrat
Steve Lynch s1sMassachusetts Democrat
Dan Maffei s1sNew York Democrat (Unseated 2010)
Jim Marshall s1sGeorgia Former Democrat (until 2010)
Eric Massa s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010)
Betty McCollum s1sMinnesota Democrat
Jim McGovern s1sMassachusetts Democrat
Mike McIntyre s1sNorth Carolina Democrat
Jeff Merkley s1sOR Democratic Jr Senator
Michael Michaud s2pMaine Democrat
Brad Miller s1sNorth Carolina Democrat (Retiring 2012)
George Miller s1sCalifornia Democrat
Alan Mollohan s1sWest Virginia Democrat
Gwen Moore s1sWisconsin Democrat
Patrick Murphy s1sPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010)
John Murtha s1sPennsylvania Democrat (Deceased Feb. 2010)
Jerrold Nadler s1sNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families
Grace Napolitano s1sCalifornia Democrat
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1sDistrict of Columbia Democrat
James Oberstar s1sMinnesota Dem./Farmer/Labor (until 2010)
David Obey s1sWisconsin Democrat (until 2010)
John Olver s1sMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Frank Pallone s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Ed Pastor s1sArizona Democrat
Donald Payne s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Gary Peters s1sMichigan Democrat
Collin Peterson s1sMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor
Chellie Pingree s1sMaine Democrat
Mike Quigley s1sIllinois Democrat
Nick Rahall s1sWest Virginia Democrat
Laura Richardson s1sCalifornia Democrat
Mike Ross s1sArkansas Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Steven Rothman s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Lucille Roybal-Allard s1sCalifornia Democrat
Bobby Rush s1sIllinois Democrat
Tim Ryan s1sOhio Democrat
Loretta Sanchez s1sCalifornia Democrat
John Sarbanes s1sMaryland Democrat
Jan Schakowsky s1sIllinois Democrat
Mark Schauer s1sMichigan Democrat (until 2010)
Bobby Scott s1sVirginia Democrat
Jose Serrano s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal
Carol Shea-Porter s1sNew Hampshire Democrat (until 2010)
Brad Sherman s1sCalifornia Democrat
Heath Shuler s1sNorth Carolina Democrat (retiring 2012)
Louise Slaughter s1sNew York Democrat
Arlen Specter s1sPA Former Democratic incumbent (elected as Republican)
John Spratt s1sSouth Carolina Democrat (until 2010)
Bart Stupak s1sMichigan Democrat (until 2010)
Betty Sutton s1sOhio Democrat
Gene Taylor s1sMississippi Democrat (until 2010)
Bennie Thompson s1sMississippi Democrat
John Tierney s1sMassachusetts Democrat
Paul Tonko s1sNew York Democrat
Nydia Velazquez s1sNew York Democrat/Working-Families
Peter Visclosky s1sIndiana Democrat
Debbie Wasserman Schultz s1sFlorida Democrat
Maxine Waters s1sCalifornia Democrat
Diane Watson s1sCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2010)
Peter Welch s1sVermont Democrat
Sheldon Whitehouse s1sRI Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general
Charlie Wilson s1sOhio Democrat (until 2010)
Lynn Woolsey s1sCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012)
David Wu s1sOregon Democrat (Resigned 2011)

Republicans participating in 09-HR3012

Mark Critz s1sPennsylvania Republican
Walter Beaman Jones s1sNorth Carolina Republican
Christopher Smith s1sNew Jersey Republican

Independents participating in 09-HR3012

Donna Christensen s1sVirgin Islands -
Brad Ellsworth s1sIN 2010 Democratic Challenger
Bernie Sanders s1sVermont Independent

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 144
Republicans: 3
Independents: 3

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