What: All Issues : Aid to Less Advantaged People, at Home & Abroad : Workers Negatively Impacted Upon by International Trade Agreements : HR 3009. "Fast Track" Trade Bill/Vote to Assist Maritime Workers Who Are Adversely Affected by International Trade Agreements. (2002 senate Roll Call 128)
 Who: All Members : New York : Schumer, Chuck
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HR 3009. "Fast Track" Trade Bill/Vote to Assist Maritime Workers Who Are Adversely Affected by International Trade Agreements.
senate Roll Call 128     May 23, 2002
Member's Vote
(progressive
or not)
Progressive Position
Progressive Result
(win or loss)

In one of its only actions to regulate trade, the Bush administration had raised tariffs on steel imports to protect jobs in key electoral states like Pennsylvania. Landrieu (D-LA) proposed an amendment to a larger trade bill that would extend government assistance to maritime workers displaced as a result of these tariffs. According to Senate rules, any legislation that would increase spending totals beyond those established in the earlier Budget Resolution was subject to a point of order. Gramm (R-TX) brought such a point of order against Landrieu's amendment, and 60 votes were required to waive it and continue. Landrieu's amendment fell ten votes short of that total, 50-46, and the amendment fell.

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