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Stacey Abrams on Free Trade
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
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    No stance on record.
Justin Amash on Free Trade
Independent MI Rep; possible Presidential Challenger
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  • Rated 63% by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade. (Dec 2012)
Michael Bennet on Free Trade
Democratic Presidential Challenger; CO Senator
Click here for 6 full quotes by Michael Bennet OR click here for Michael Bennet on other issues.
  • Chinese trade practices unfair, but tariffs not the answer. (May 2019)
  • Trump's tariffs have harmed farmers. (May 2019)
  • Insist on access to post-mad-cow Japanese beef markets. (Mar 2010)
  • Declare Turkish rebar subject to anti-dumping duties. (Apr 2014)
  • Rated Voted FOR reauthorizing Ex-Im Bank. (Oct 2015)
  • Rated 63% by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade. (Dec 2012)
Joe Biden on Free Trade
Former Vice President; previously Democratic Senator (DE)
Click here for 25 full quotes by Joe Biden OR click here for Joe Biden on other issues.
  • Comprehensive transatlantic trade agreement is within reach. (Feb 2013)
  • Permanent normal trade relations to Russia. (Feb 2013)
  • Countervailing duties against unfair trade practices. (Mar 2012)
  • Competition with China pushes for better products & policies. (Feb 2012)
  • Built environmental and labor standards in trade agreements. (Dec 2007)
  • Toughest choice: rationalizing competition & trade policy. (Dec 2007)
  • Opposes fast-track to protect labor rights. (Nov 2007)
  • Shut down any imports of toys from China. (Oct 2007)
  • President�s job is to create jobs, not to export jobs. (Aug 2007)
  • No trade agreements without workers� & environmental rights. (Jul 2007)
  • I'm a "car guy"; I recognize importance of manufacturing. (Oct 2005)

    Voting Record

  • No to tariffs; just enforce the law. (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 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)
  • Voted YES on imposing trade sanctions on Japan for closed market. (May 1995)
  • Rated 42% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
Mike Bloomberg on Free Trade
Mayor of New York City (Independent)
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  • Protectionist viewpoint has a heavy price to country. (Dec 2007)
  • Global economy isn�t zero-sum game: US & China can both gain. (Dec 2007)
  • Staunchly for free trade and against protectionism. (Mar 2007)
Cory Booker on Free Trade
Mayor of Newark; N.J. Senator
Click here for 11 full quotes by Cory Booker OR click here for Cory Booker on other issues.
  • No fast-track trade authority for Trans-Pacific Partnership. (Feb 2019)
  • Deal with China despite their cheating. (Apr 2017)
  • Promote exports, but restrict multilateral trade deals. (Apr 2017)
  • No fast-track for Trans-Pacific Partnership. (May 2015)
  • African trade makes stable countries & good for our security. (Nov 2013)
  • China cheats via currency manipulation & IP theft. (Nov 2013)
  • China is engaging in unfair trade practices. (Aug 2013)
  • Declare Turkish rebar subject to anti-dumping duties. (Apr 2014)
  • Fight Chinese predatory trade practices on car tires. (Sep 2014)
  • Rated Voted FOR reauthorizing Ex-Im Bank. (Oct 2015)
  • $25B more loans from Export-Import Bank. (Mar 2015)
Steve Bullock on Free Trade
Democratic Presidential Challenger; MT Governor
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  • Work with other nations to deal with China's practices. (May 2019)
  • Reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank. (Jul 2014)
  • Support long-term reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. (Apr 2015)
Pete Buttigieg on Free Trade
Democratic Presidential Challenger; IN Mayor
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  • Free trade doesn't have to mean exporting jobs. (Apr 2019)
Julian Castro on Free Trade
Democratic Presidential Challenger; former HUD Secretary
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  • Protect American workers but take part in global economy. (Apr 2019)
  • Renegotiate NAFTA to protect workers & environment. (Feb 2019)
  • Renegotiate NAFTA. (Jan 2019)
Hillary Clinton on Free Trade
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY)
Click here for 36 full quotes by Hillary Clinton OR click here for Hillary Clinton on other issues.
  • I fought illegal dumping of Chinese steel and aluminum. (Oct 2016)
  • Trade prosecutor to deal with China illegally dumping steel. (Oct 2016)
  • FactCheck: Yes, called TPP "gold standard," unambiguously. (Sep 2016)
  • Support deals good for US economy & security; not CAFTA!. (Sep 2016)
  • I oppose CAFTA & TPP, but global economy needs trade. (Feb 2016)
  • I absorbed new info and changed my mind to oppose TPP. (Oct 2015)
  • Trans Pacific trade deal doesn't meet my standards. (Oct 2015)
  • TPP must produce jobs, raise wages, & protect security. (Apr 2015)
  • Chief advocate for Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). (Aug 2014)
  • TPP agreement creates more growth and better growth. (Aug 2014)
  • Global trading system isn't up to standards of fairness. (Jun 2014)
  • China benefits from WTO and should play by WTO rules. (Jun 2014)
  • Have a trade prosecutor to enforce the trade agreements. (Feb 2008)
  • AdWatch: Supported NAFTA in 1998; opposed CAFTA since 2005. (Jan 2008)
  • Criticized trade pacts for weak labor standards. (Nov 2007)
  • FactCheck: for NAFTA while First Lady; now against CAFTA. (Oct 2007)
  • Export from big agribusiness, but also from small farmers. (Aug 2007)
  • Smart, pro-American trade: NAFTA has hurt workers. (Aug 2007)
  • No fast-track authority for this president. (Aug 2007)
  • Better approach: real trade adjustment assistance. (Aug 2007)
  • End tax breaks for outsourcing jobs. (Jun 2007)
  • Defended outsourcing of US jobs to India. (Oct 2005)
  • Globalization should not substitute for humanization. (Jun 1999)
  • Supports MFN for China, despite concerns over human rights. (Oct 2000)

    Voting Record

  • Though Bill supported it, Hillary opposed NAFTA. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted against CAFTA despite Bill Clinton�s pushing NAFTA. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on free trade agreement with Oman. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO 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 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)
  • Build a rule-based global trading system. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 17% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
Bill de Blasio on Free Trade
NYC Mayor; Democratic Presidential Challenger
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  • NAFTA was a disaster; we will not repeat mistake with TPP. (Apr 2016)
John Delaney on Free Trade
Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from MD-6
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  • Supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership. (Feb 2019)
  • Supports trade but government must help those it has hurt. (Dec 2018)
  • $25B more loans from Export-Import Bank. (Feb 2015)
Tulsi Gabbard on Free Trade
Democratic Presidential Challenger; HI Rep.
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  • Ban oil & gas exports; end fossil-fuel subsidies. (Apr 2019)
  • $25B more loans from Export-Import Bank. (Feb 2015)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Free Trade
Democratic Senator (NY)
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  • Renegotiate NAFTA; add environmental protections. (Jan 2019)
  • Protect American jobs from going overseas. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Declare Turkish rebar subject to anti-dumping duties. (Apr 2014)
  • Fight Chinese predatory trade practices on car tires. (Sep 2014)
  • Rated Voted FOR reauthorizing Ex-Im Bank. (Oct 2015)
  • Block NAFTA Superhighway & North American Union. (Jan 2007)
  • Rated 38% by the USAE, indicating support for trade sanctions. (Dec 2012)
Mike Gravel on Free Trade
Libertarian for President; Former Democratic Senator (AK)
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  • No sanctions on China or Venezuela, but no trade agreements. (Apr 2008)
  • CAFTA & NAFTA cause unemployment in Mexico & Central America. (Sep 2007)
  • Trade agreements only benefit shareholders. (Jun 2007)
  • Tariffs on China could spur worldwide economic downturn. (May 2008)
Kamala Harris on Free Trade
Democratic candidate for President; California Senator
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  • Trade agreements should address climate change. (May 2019)
  • Consumers hurt by trade wars, while corporations benefit. (Feb 2019)
  • TPP doesn't offer sufficient worker protections. (May 2016)
Howie Hawkins on Free Trade
Green Challenger
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  • Repeal NAFTA & CAFTA. (Aug 2006)
John Hickenlooper on Free Trade
Democratic Presidential Challenger; CO Governor
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  • Fair & open trade makes us safer and more prosperous. (May 2019)
  • No tariffs on goods from China and Europe. (Mar 2019)
  • Reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank. (Jul 2014)
  • Support long-term reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. (Apr 2015)
Larry Hogan on Free Trade
Republican Maryland Governor
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    No stance on record.
Jay Inslee on Free Trade
Democratic WA Governor; Former Representative (WA-1)
Click here for 15 full quotes by Jay Inslee OR click here for Jay Inslee on other issues.
  • Foreign trade & strong workforce are inextricably linked. (Sep 2016)
  • Voted YES 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 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)
  • Build a rule-based global trading system. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 50% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank. (Jul 2014)
  • Support long-term reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. (Apr 2015)
  • Promote fair trade restricting Canadian wheat. (Oct 1993)
  • Rated 63% by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade. (Dec 2012)
John Kasich on Free Trade
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 & 2016 candidate for President
Click here for 16 full quotes by John Kasich OR click here for John Kasich on other issues.
  • Review trade violations without heavy-handed tariffs. (Jun 2018)
  • Combat Chinese dumping and currency manipulation. (Jun 2018)
  • Trade was not responsible for job losses; technology was. (Jun 2018)
  • Support TPP to eliminate 18,000 foreign tariffs on US goods. (Jun 2018)
  • Tariffs lead to acrimony among friends & going it alone. (Jun 2018)
  • Tariffs slow down the economy and hurt 40 million jobs. (Jun 2018)
  • Supports Trans-Pacific Partnership but not trade ideology. (Sep 2016)
  • TPP takes advantage of economic opportunities in Pacific Rim. (Sep 2016)
  • Shut down trade when countries dump in America. (Mar 2016)
  • I support fair trade against dumping, to protect steel. (Jan 2016)
  • TPP is a strategic alliance against China. (Nov 2015)
  • Open trade is good for us, but don't be saps. (Jul 2015)
  • Trade, but not at all costs: clamp down on cheaters. (Jul 2015)
  • Supports NAFTA and GATT. (Nov 1996)
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
Amy Klobuchar on Free Trade
DFL Sr Senator (MN)
Click here for 10 full quotes by Amy Klobuchar OR click here for Amy Klobuchar on other issues.
  • Increase jobs by exporting, and enforcing against dumping. (Aug 2015)
  • Immediate action on steel dumping, to protect U.S. jobs. (Apr 2015)
  • I will fight for fair trade. (Jan 2006)
  • Opposes CAFTA. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted NO on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
  • Insist on access to post-mad-cow Japanese beef markets. (Mar 2010)
  • Fight Chinese predatory trade practices on car tires. (Sep 2014)
  • Rated Voted FOR reauthorizing Ex-Im Bank. (Oct 2015)
  • Rated 50% by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade. (Dec 2012)
Wayne Messam on Free Trade
FL Mayor; Democratic Presidential Challenger
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    No stance on record.
Seth Moulton on Free Trade
Democratic Presidential Challenger; MA Rep.
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  • $25B more loans from Export-Import Bank. (Feb 2015)
Beto O`Rourke on Free Trade
Democratic candidate for President; Texas Senator nominee
Click here for 6 full quotes by Beto O`Rourke OR click here for Beto O`Rourke on other issues.
  • Support NAFTA and TPP. (Mar 2019)
  • Traveled to Asia with Obama to push TPP. (Mar 2019)
  • Tariffs on China will devastate our economy. (Oct 2018)
  • Make our international ports modern, efficient and safe. (Nov 2012)
  • $70B in legal trade passes through El Paso to Mexico. (Nov 2011)
  • $25B more loans from Export-Import Bank. (Feb 2015)
Barack Obama on Free Trade
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008)
Click here for 41 full quotes by Barack Obama OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.
  • 21st century businesses need to sell more overseas. (Jan 2015)
  • Export more goods stamped "Made in the USA". (Jan 2014)
  • Negotiate a Transatlantic and a Trans-Pacific Partnership. (Feb 2013)
  • China is an adversary but also a potential partner. (Oct 2012)
  • Develop alternatives to importing rare earths from China. (Sep 2012)
  • Skeptical on whether China feels bound by global trade rules. (Jun 2012)
  • Trade Enforcement Unit: inspections for safe imports. (Jan 2012)
  • FactCheck: Chinese tire import ban replaced by other imports. (Jan 2012)
  • Double our exports by 2014; starting with South Korea. (Jan 2011)
  • FactCheck: Yes, exports up; but not enough to double by 2014. (Jan 2011)
  • Enforce trade being reciprocal; not just a one-way street. (Jan 2010)
  • More exports means more jobs; double exports for 2M new jobs. (Jan 2010)
  • We export only 4,000 cars to Korea; that�s not free trade!. (Oct 2008)
  • Trade is here to stay; we have to compete. (Aug 2008)
  • Global trade is unsustainable if it favors only the few. (Jul 2008)
  • Assist workers who lose globalization's race to the bottom. (Jul 2008)
  • Impossible to turn back globalization; we�d be worse off. (Jun 2008)
  • Don�t let trade policy be dictated by special interests. (Jun 2008)
  • Strong labor, safety, and environmental standards on trade. (Feb 2008)
  • More Transition Assistance for displaced workers. (Feb 2008)
  • Enforce environmental & labor provisions in trade agreements. (Jan 2008)
  • Enforce existing safety laws against Chinese products. (Dec 2007)
  • Congress subsidizes megafarms & hurts family farmers. (Aug 2007)
  • People don�t want cheaper T-shirts if it costs their job. (Aug 2007)
  • Reinvest in communities that are burdened by globalization. (Jun 2007)
  • Fair trade should have tangible benefits for US. (Jun 2004)

    Free Trade Agreements

  • TPP facilitates US control over Asian market. (Jan 2016)
  • TPP cuts 18,000 taxes on products made in America. (Jan 2016)
  • Trade agreements mean we sell "Made in America" to millions. (Sep 2012)
  • Double US exports via deals with Panama, Colombia, & S.Korea. (Jan 2012)
  • China trade deal does too little on fairness & compliance. (Aug 2008)
  • NAFTA protects corporate profits; should protect labor. (Jul 2008)
  • Supports trade & globalization but opposes CAFTA job loss. (Jul 2008)
  • Peru trade OK because it includes labor & enviro protections. (Jul 2008)
  • NAFTA needs to be amended. (Dec 2007)
  • Stand firm against CAFTA for labor & environmental standards. (Aug 2007)
  • Amend NAFTA to add labor agreements. (Aug 2007)
  • Insist on labor and human rights standards for China trade. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted YES on free trade agreement with Oman. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
Mike Pence on Free Trade
Republian nominee for Vice President; Governor of Indiana; former Representative (IN-6)
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  • Support multilateral negotiations: no nation ruined by trade. (Jul 2016)
  • Supports TPP and trade agreements with Pacific Rim and China. (Jul 2016)
  • Favors free trade, but not tariff dodging from China. (Jan 2014)
  • Favors free trade, but not tariff dodging from China. (Jan 2014)
  • 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)
  • Rated 61% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
  • Rated 75% by the USAE, indicating support for trade engagement. (Dec 2012)
Tim Ryan on Free Trade
Democratic Representative (OH-17)
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  • 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 NO 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)
  • Sponsored bill for tariffs against undervalued currency. (May 2009)
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Require open markets for US goods in all trade agreements. (May 2011)
  • Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency. (Mar 2013)
  • $25B more loans from Export-Import Bank. (Feb 2015)
  • Rated 25% by the USAE, indicating support for trade sanctions. (Dec 2012)
Bernie Sanders on Free Trade
Democratic primary challenger; Independent VT Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large)
Click here for 38 full quotes by Bernie Sanders OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • FactCheck: NAFTA displaced 851,700; but net loss 15,000/year. (Feb 2019)
  • Real problem with trade is jobs shipped overseas. (Feb 2019)
  • Expand "Buy American" and "Buy Local" as government policy. (Aug 2017)
  • Corporate greed drives business abroad. (Nov 2016)
  • American jobs must no longer be our number one export. (Nov 2016)
  • Don't believe that unfettered trade creates U.S. jobs. (Feb 2016)
  • I disagree with Obama on TPP, but he's done a great job. (Feb 2016)
  • I will take on corporations that take their jobs to China. (Feb 2016)
  • I strongly opposed NAFTA and DOMA from their inception. (Oct 2015)
  • China trade has led to loss of 3M American jobs so far. (Sep 2015)
  • Priority of trade deals should be helping American workers. (Sep 2015)
  • Base trade policy on working families, not multinationals. (Jun 2015)
  • Wrong, wrong, wrong that trade deals create jobs here. (Apr 2015)
  • End disastrous NAFTA, CAFTA, and PNTR with China. (Mar 2015)
  • Stop TPP, the Trans-Pacific Partnership. (Jan 2015)
  • How can we compete against people who make 23 cents an hour? (Dec 2010)
  • 48,000 US factories shut down under Bush due to trade. (Dec 2010)
  • Disastrous trade policies lead to collapse of middle class. (Dec 2010)
  • US trade policies represent interests of corporate America. (Jun 1997)
  • Agreed with Ross Perot's critique of trade policy. (Jun 1997)
  • NAFTA was a sellout to corporate America. (Jun 1997)
  • NAFTA, GATT, and MFN for China must be repealed. (Jun 1997)

    Voting Record

  • Does not support ANY free trade agreements. (Oct 2015)
  • Voted NO on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO 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 33% 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)
  • Fight Chinese predatory trade practices on car tires. (Sep 2014)
  • Rated Voted FOR reauthorizing Ex-Im Bank. (Oct 2015)
  • Rated 13% by the USAE, indicating support for trade sanctions. (Dec 2012)
  • No MFN for China; condition trade on human rights. (Nov 1999)
Howard Schultz on Free Trade
Starbucks CEO; independent candidate for President
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  • Trump's tariff war is a strategic mistake. (Feb 2019)
  • Bring manufacturing back, even at cost to bottom line. (Nov 2014)
  • Starbucks has opened thousands of stores in China. (Mar 2012)
  • Framework for coffee importers: improve quality of life. (Jan 1999)
Joe Sestak on Free Trade
Democratic Senate Challenger; former Navy Admiral
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  • Stop using tariffs as weapon in disputes with China. (Jun 2019)
  • Re-join the Trans-Pacific Partnership. (Jun 2019)
  • Supports Ex-Im Bank & supports trade agreements in principle. (May 2015)
  • Supports TPP in principle, but verify openly before we trust. (May 2015)
  • Tax companies who fire US workers & import goods from China. (Oct 2010)
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
Tom Steyer on Free Trade
Democratic Presidential Challenger; CEO
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    No stance on record.
Eric Swalwell on Free Trade
Withdrawn Democratic Presidential Challenger; CA Rep
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  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Feb 2013)
  • $25B more loans from Export-Import Bank. (Feb 2015)
Donald Trump on Free Trade
2016 Republican nominee for President; 2000 Reform Primary Challenger for President
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  • Nominates opponent of World Bank to lead World Bank. (Feb 2019)
  • FactCheck: NAFTA displaced 851,700; but net loss 15,000/year. (Feb 2019)
  • Tariffs on $250B of Chinese goods: Treasury gains billions. (Feb 2019)
  • USMCA delivers dreams shattered by catastrophe of NAFTA. (Feb 2019)
  • The Reciprocal Trade Act lets us respond to unfair tariffs. (Feb 2019)
  • Country built on tariffs; they'll lead to new trade deals. (Aug 2018)
  • Tariffs force EU, Mexico, & Canada to re-negotiate. (Aug 2018)
  • FactCheck: China has 25% car tariff, but only 10% on parts. (Apr 2018)
  • Trade wars are good; tariffs on steel and aluminum. (Mar 2018)
  • Trade deals should be one-on-one that US can terminate. (Feb 2017)
  • I disagreed with Ronald Reagan on trade; we need better. (Oct 2016)
  • FactCheck: yes, Ford plant in Mexico, but no U.S. job cuts. (Sep 2016)
  • FactCheck: NAFTA reduced U.S. jobs by 1%, not 30% or 50%. (Sep 2016)
  • Identify every violation of trade agreements, and prosecute. (Jun 2016)
  • NAFTA has cleaned out manufacturing in many states. (Apr 2016)
  • OpEd: 35% tariff-like penalties would instigate a trade war. (Mar 2016)
  • With a $58 billion trade deficit, Mexico will pay for wall. (Feb 2016)
  • Trade pacts are no good for us and no good for our workers. (Feb 2016)
  • Disastrous deals because we don't have smart negotiators. (Jun 2015)
  • Stupid people negotiate our trade bills, & trade won't work. (Jun 2015)
  • 20% tax on all imported goods. (Dec 2011)
  • Fair trade instead of embarrassing deal with South Korea. (Dec 2011)
  • Embrace globalization and international markets. (Jan 2008)
  • Renegotiate tougher & fairer trade agreements. (Jul 2000)
  • NAFTA was worst trade deal ever; TPP is a close second. (Sep 2016)
  • President should be nation�s trade representative. (Dec 1999)
  • World views US trade officials as �saps�. (Dec 1999)

    Pacific Trade

  • Tariffs on Chinese goods forced them to negotiate. (Mar 2019)
  • China is no longer a currency manipulator. (Apr 2017)
  • End TPP; make American pipelines with American steel. (Feb 2017)
  • China is dumping steel all over & killing steel companies. (Oct 2016)
  • I take advantage of devalued Chinese currency; but stop them. (Mar 2016)
  • It's not free trade with China; it's stupid trade. (Mar 2016)
  • I've been moving clothing-making from China to U.S. (Mar 2016)
  • TPP is a horrible deal; no one has read its 5,600 pages. (Nov 2015)
  • Chinese are savvy businesspeople: our enemy who need us. (Nov 2015)
  • We don't beat China or Japan or Mexico in trade. (Aug 2015)
  • China and Japan are beating us; I can beat China. (Jun 2015)
  • Repatriate jobs that China has been stealing. (Dec 2011)

    Protectionism

  • Says China is paying BIG TARIFFS, but U.S. consumers pay. (May 2019)
  • FactCheck: No, tariffs won't "make America rich again". (Dec 2018)
  • The era of economic surrender is over: reciprocal fair trade. (Jan 2018)
  • Put American firms first in federal contracts. (Apr 2017)
  • Review WTO exceptions to federal contract purchases. (Apr 2017)
  • US companies pay high tariffs abroad; let's change that. (Feb 2017)
  • Protection will make America strong. (Jan 2017)
  • Two simple rules: buy American, and hire American. (Jan 2017)
  • FactCheck: Yes, has opposed trade deals since Reagan. (Oct 2016)
  • FactCheck: No, VATs are not tariffs against US exports. (Sep 2016)
  • Renegotiate NAFTA; they charge us 16%; we charge nothing. (Sep 2016)
  • Tax imports when U.S. companies manufacture abroad. (Sep 2016)
  • Restrict free trade to keep jobs in US. (Oct 2015)
  • 35% import tax on Mexican border. (Jun 2015)
Jesse Ventura on Free Trade
Former Independent MN Governor
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  • NAFTA reservations: Mexican labor conditions & US job loss. (Apr 2008)
  • Active role in bringing China into WTO. (Apr 2008)
  • Trade creates jobs & productivity. (Sep 2000)
  • Trading with China is a no-brainer. (Jul 2000)
  • Opening markets will cause China�s downfall. (Jul 2000)
  • Ease Canadian border-crossing rules. (May 1998)
  • Grant fast-track authority to the President. (Nov 1999)
Arvin Vohra on Free Trade
Libertarian candidate for President; Libertarian Party Vice-Ch
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  • Eliminate all tariffs, sanctions, & trade restrictions. (Mar 2018)
  • Make trade with countries, not war. (Feb 2018)
Elizabeth Warren on Free Trade
Massachusetts Senator; head of CFPB
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  • Alternative to bad trade deals is not to shut down all trade. (Apr 2017)
  • Why can corporations sue on trade deals, but workers can't? (Apr 2017)
  • Middle-class are angry at trade deals. (Apr 2017)
  • Strong export economy means influence around the world. (Jul 2016)
  • Key is fair, enforceable agreements that protect workers. (Jun 2015)
  • Against a Pacific Trade Deal that only works for rich. (Apr 2015)
  • Make trade deals transparent, even if that causes opposition. (Nov 2014)
  • Trade deals are Christmas gifts for big corporations. (Nov 2014)
  • No secrecy in Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. (Aug 2014)
  • Make things & sell things to the rest of the world. (Dec 2011)
  • Fair trade respecting worker rights and environment. (Sep 2011)
  • Fight Chinese predatory trade practices on car tires. (Sep 2014)
  • Rated Voted FOR reauthorizing Ex-Im Bank. (Oct 2015)
Bill Weld on Free Trade
Libertarian Party nominee for Vice President; former Republican Massachusetts Governor
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  • Return to free trade; tariffs counterproductive. (Feb 2019)
  • Tariffs in 1920s croaked the world economy. (Jun 2016)
  • Despite being Libertarian VP, still interested in free trade. (May 2016)
Marianne Williamson on Free Trade
Author & Democratic Presidential Challenger
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    No stance on record.
Andrew Yang on Free Trade
Democratic Presidential Challenger & Tech CEO
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    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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