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June 04, 2002

June 03, 2002

May 24, 2002

Following the Senate trade vote on May 23, Finance Committee Ranking Member Charles Grassley (R-IA) said a conference to develop the final trade package could drag through summer until the August 1 recess, though he held open the possibility it could be completed before the July 4 recess.

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May 23, 2002

May 22, 2002

May 21, 2002

In a floor speech before the vote, Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Charles Grassley (R-IA) described the amendment as “the last prickly amendment” to the trade package.

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Voting for cloture on the steel amendment were seven Republicans, 48 Democrats and Sen. Jim Jeffords (I-VT). In addition to DeWine, Voinovich and Specter, the Republicans voting for cloture were Sens.

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May 17, 2002

May 16, 2002

May 15, 2002

By a vote of 54 to 44, the Senate today (May 15) killed an amendment to the fast-track legislation that would have stripped out language prohibiting trade sanctions to back up certain labor and environmental obligations in future trade agreements, thereby creating parity of enforcement between these and commercial provisions of those agreements.

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May 14, 2002

May 13, 2002

An amendment that would allow the Senate to remove changes to trade remedy laws from future trade agreements with as few as 41 votes could come to the Senate floor as early as tomorrow (May 13), Senate sources said.

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May 10, 2002

May 09, 2002

In an effort to break the continuing stalemate on the trade package, Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and ranking member Charles Grassley (R-IA) have worked out a tentative agreement on trade adjustment assistance that could replace a proposal by Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD), according to Senate Finance Committee Democratic aides.

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