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May 20, 2002

"Fast Track" to Unfair Trade

As this article from last week highlights, Senate ignores veto threat on trade bill, keeps critical amendment alive (note I kind of like FreeRepublic article postings since they survive for a while and I find the commentary entertaining), there is a bruising battle in the Senate over "fast track" legislation to allow the President to negotiate trade treaties that would be unamendable by the Congress-- they'd have to vote it up or down, giving the President a "take it or leave it" power to define our trade strategy. The bill survived the House only with a one-vote margin on a largely partisan vote and, despite the GOP co-sponsor of the amendment that led Bush to threaten a veto, the votes in the Senate are also largely partisan. A series of votes have occurred on financially assisting workers who lose their jobs due to trade and promoting labor and environmental rights internationally-- all largely on partisan lines. See [more] for a breakdown on votes on the Dayton-Craig amendment-

Roll Call -- Alphabetical by Senator Name

VOTING NAY On Motion to Table (procedurally, Nay was the vote in favor of the amendment)


Akaka (D-HI), Nay
Bayh (D-IN), Nay
Biden (D-DE), Nay
Leahy (D-VT), Nay
Levin (D-MI), Nay
Bingaman (D-NM), Nay
Boxer (D-CA), Nay
Byrd (D-WV), Nay
Cantwell (D-WA), Nay
Carnahan (D-MO), Nay
Carper (D-DE), Nay
Cleland (D-GA), Nay
Clinton (D-NY), Nay
Conrad (D-ND), Nay
Corzine (D-NJ), Nay
Daschle (D-SD), Nay
Dayton (D-MN), Nay
Dodd (D-CT), Nay
Dorgan (D-ND), Nay
Durbin (D-IL), Nay
Edwards (D-NC), Nay
Feingold (D-WI), Nay
Feinstein (D-CA), Nay
Graham (D-FL), Nay
Harkin (D-IA), Nay
Hollings (D-SC), Nay
Inouye (D-HI), Nay
Jeffords (I-VT), Nay
Johnson (D-SD), Nay
Kennedy (D-MA), Nay
Kerry (D-MA), Nay
Kohl (D-WI), Nay
Mikulski (D-MD), Nay
Murray (D-WA), Nay
Nelson (D-FL), Nay
Nelson (D-NE), Nay
Reed (D-RI), NayReid (D-NV), Nay
Rockefeller (D-WV), Nay
Sarbanes (D-MD), Nay
Schumer (D-NY), Nay
Stabenow (D-MI), Nay
Torricelli (D-NJ), Nay
Wellstone (D-MN), Nay
Wyden (D-OR), Nay

>Republicans Nay
Allen (R-VA), Nay
Bunning (R-KY), Nay
Burns (R-MT), Nay
Campbell (R-CO), Nay
Collins (R-ME), Nay
Craig (R-ID), Nay
Crapo (R-ID), Nay
Enzi (R-WY), Nay
Sessions (R-AL), Nay
Shelby (R-AL), Nay
Smith (R-NH), Nay
Smith (R-OR), Nay
Snowe (R-ME), Nay
Specter (R-PA), Nay
Warner (R-VA), Nay
Thurmond (R-SC), Nay

Democrats VOTING YEA

Baucus (D-MT), Yea
Breaux (D-LA), Yea
Landrieu (D-LA), Yea
Lieberman (D-CT), Yea
Lincoln (D-AR), Yea
Miller (D-GA), Yea

Republicans Voting Yea

Allard (R-CO), Yea
Bennett (R-UT), Yea
Bond (R-MO), Yea
Brownback (R-KS), Yea
Chafee (R-RI), Yea
Cochran (R-MS), Yea
DeWine (R-OH), Yea
Domenici (R-NM), Yea
Ensign (R-NV), Yea
Fitzgerald (R-IL), Yea
Frist (R-TN), Yea
Gramm (R-TX), Yea
Grassley (R-IA), Yea
Gregg (R-NH), Yea
Hagel (R-NE), Yea
Hatch (R-UT), Yea
Helms (R-NC), Not Voting
Hutchinson (R-AR), Yea
Hutchison (R-TX), Yea
Inhofe (R-OK), Yea
Kyl (R-AZ), Yea
Lott (R-MS), Yea
Lugar (R-IN), Yea
McCain (R-AZ), Yea
McConnell (R-KY), Yea
Murkowski (R-AK), Yea
Nickles (R-OK), Yea
Roberts (R-KS), Yea
Santorum (R-PA), Yea
Stevens (R-AK), Yea
Thomas (R-WY), Yea
Thompson (R-TN), Yea
Voinovich (R-OH), Yea

Posted by Nathan at May 20, 2002 11:47 AM


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