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10-SR452 on Mar 11, 2010

Source: Resolution on Japanese trade
    RESOLUTION Supporting increased market access for exports of United States beef and beef products to Japan.
  • Whereas, in 2003, Japan was the largest market for US beef, with exports valued at $1,400,000,000;
  • Whereas, after the discovery of 1 Canadian-born cow infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy ([known as "mad cow disease"] or BSE) disease in Dec. 2003, Japan closed its market to US beef, and still restricts access to a large number of safe US beef products;
  • Whereas for years the US has developed and implemented a multilayered system of interlocking safeguards to ensure the safety of US beef, and after the 2003 discovery, the US implemented further safeguards to ensure beef safety;
  • Whereas a 2006 study by the USDA found that BSE was virtually nonexistent in the US;
  • Whereas, from 2004 through 2009, US beef exports to Japan averaged roughly $196,000,000, less than 15% of the amount the US sold to Japan in 2003, causing significant losses for US cattle producers; and
  • Whereas, while Japan remains an important trading partner of the US, this unscientific trade restriction is not consistent with fair trade practices, nor with US treatment of Japanese imports:
    Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That it is the sense of the Senate that--
  1. it is not in the interest of either the US or Japan to arbitrarily restrict market access for their close partners;
  2. trade between the US and Japan should be conducted with mutual respect and based on sound science;
  3. since banning US beef in Dec. 2003, Japan has not treated US beef producers fairly;
  4. both Japan and the US should comply with guidelines based on sound science;
  5. Japan should immediately expand market access for US exporters of both bone-in and boneless beef beyond the existing standard of beef from cattle 20 months and younger; and
  6. the President should insist on increased access for US exporters of beef and beef products to the market in Japan.

    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: Insist on access to post-mad-cow Japanese beef markets (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill for post-mad-cow access to Japan beef markets (Score: 2)

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Democrats participating in 10-SR452

Michael Bennet s1sCO Democratic Jr Senator
Jeff Bingaman s1sNM Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring)
Sanford Bishop s1sGeorgia Democrat
Kent Conrad s1sND Democrat Sr Senator (Retiring)
Byron Dorgan s1sND Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2010)
Chet Edwards s1sTexas Democrat (until 2010)
Tim Johnson s1sSD Democratic Sr Senator
Amy Klobuchar s1sMN Democrat/DFL Sr Senator
Blanche Lambert Lincoln s1sAR Former Democratic Senator
Betsy Markey s1sColorado Former Democrat (until 2010)
Jim Marshall s1sGeorgia Former Democrat (until 2010)
Bill Nelson s1sFL Democratic Sr Senator
Earl Pomeroy s1sNorth Dakota Democrat (until 2010)
Mark Pryor s1sAR Democratic Sr Senator
Ike Skelton s1sMissouri Democrat (until 2010)
Debbie Stabenow s1sMI Democratic Jr Senator
Jon Tester s1sMT Democratic Jr Senator
Tom Udall s1sNew Mexico Democrat (Senate 2008)

Republicans participating in 10-SR452

Robert Aderholt s1sAlabama Republican
John Barrasso s1sWY Republican Jr Senator
Roy Blunt s1sMissouri Republican (until 2010)
Sam Brownback s1sKS Republican Governor
Saxby Chambliss s1sGA Republican Sr Senator
Tom Coburn s1sOK Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative
Thad Cochran s1sMS Republican Sr Senator
Mike Conaway s1sTexas Republican
John Cornyn s1sTX Republican Jr Senator
Michael Crapo s1sID Republican Sr Senator
John Culberson s1sTexas Republican
Michael Enzi s1sWY Republican Sr Senator
Jeff Fortenberry s1sNebraska Republican
Doc Hastings s1sWashington Republican
Jeb Hensarling s1sTexas Republican
Kay Bailey Hutchison s1sTX Republican Sr Senator (Retiring)
James Inhofe s1sOK Republican Sr Senator
Johnny Isakson s1sGA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative
Lynn Jenkins s1sKansas Republican
Mike Johanns s2pNE Former Republican Governor (2005-2007); elected Senator 2008
Thad McCotter s1sMichigan Republican
Jerry Moran s2pKansas Republican (until 2010)
Randy Neugebauer s1sTexas Republican
Devin Nunes s1sCalifornia Republican
Pete Olson s1sTexas Republican
Dennis Rehberg s1sMontana Republican (Senate run 2012)
Pat Roberts s1sKS Republican Sr Senator
Mike Simpson s1sIdaho Republican
Adrian Smith s1sNebraska Republican
Lee Terry s1sNebraska Republican
John Thune s1sSD Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative
George Voinovich s1sOH Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2010)

Independents participating in 10-SR452

John Linder s1sGeorgia Former GOP (until 2010)
Adam Putnam s1sFlorida Former GOP (until 2010)

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 18
Republicans: 32
Independents: 2

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