John Kerry on China

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Voting Record

Amendment - Chinese Currency

In April of 2005, the Senate voted on an amendment to authorize appropriate action if the negotiations with the People's Republic of China regarding China's undervalued currency are not successful. The phrase "appropriate action" is not defined. The measure failed 33-67. John Kerry voted against this amendment.

John Kerry voted against this amendment.

Amendment - Export-Import Bank

In July of 2005, the Senate voted on an amendment to prohibit any funds from being used by the Export-Import Bank of the United States to approve a loan or a loan guarantee related to a nuclear project in China. The amendment failed 37-62. John Kerry voted against the amendment.

John Kerry voted against the amendment.

Normal Trade Relations for the People's Republic of China

In September of 2000, the Senate voted on a bill to normalize trade relations with China. John Kerry voted in favor of normalizing trade relations with China.

John Kerry voted in favor of normalizing trade relations with China.

Amendment - Congressional-Executive Commission

In September of 2000, the Senate voted on an amendment to the bill to normalize relations with China that would require that the Congressional-Executive Commission monitor the cooperation of the People's Republic of China with respect to POW/MIA issues, improvement in the areas of forced abortions, slave labor, and organ harvesting. The measure failed 24-74. This was the second vote on such an amendment. John Kerry voted against the amendment to monitor issues in China.

John Kerry voted against the amendment to monitor issues in China.

Amendment - Congressional-Executive Commission

In September of 2000, the Senate voted on an amendment to the bill to normalize relations with China that would require that the Congressional-Executive Commission monitor the cooperation of the People's Republic of China with respect to POW/MIA issues, improvement in the areas of forced abortions, slave labor, and organ harvesting. The measure failed 24-74. John Kerry voted against the amendment to monitor issues in China.

John Kerry voted against the amendment to monitor issues in China.

Amendment - Inquiries

In September of 2000, the Senate voted on an amendment to legislation to normalize trade relations with China. The amendment would require that the President certify to Congress that the People's Republic of China has responded to inquiries regarding certain people who have been detained or imprisoned and has made substantial progress in releasing from prison people incarcerated for organizing independent trade unions. The amendment failed 22-74. John Kerry voted against the amendment.

John Kerry voted against the amendment.

Amendment - Business Code of Conduct

In September of 2000, the Senate voted on an amendment to require the Secretary of Commerce to consult with leaders of American businesses to encourage them to adopt a code of conduct for doing business in the People's Republic of China. The amendment failed 23-73. John Kerry voted against the amendment.

John Kerry voted against the amendment.

Amendment - Forced Abortions

In September of 2000, the Senate voted on an amendment expressing the sense of Congress regarding forced abortions in the People's Republic of China. The amendment failed 43-53. John Kerry voted in favor of the amendment.

John Kerry voted in favor of the amendment.

Amendment - Congressional-Executive Commission

In September of 2000, the Senate voted on an amendment to require that the Congressional-Executive Commission monitor the cooperation of the People's Republic of China with respect to POW/MIA issues, improvement in the areas of forced abortions, slave labor, and organ harvesting. The amendment failed to pass the Senate 29-66. John Kerry voted against the amendment.

John Kerry voted against the amendment.

Amendment - Human Rights

An amendment to require the President certify to Congress that the People's Republic of China has taken certain actions with respect to ensuring human rights protection. The amendment failed 32-63. John Kerry voted against the amendment.

John Kerry voted against the amendment.

Amendment - Presidential Certification

In September of 2000, the Senate voted on an amendment to the Chinese trade bill to require the President certify to Congress that the People's Republic of China is in compliance with certain Memoranda of Understanding regarding prohibition on import and export of prison labor products and for other purposes. The amendment failed 29-68. John Kerry voted against the amendment to require the President certify China's actions.

John Kerry voted against the amendment to require the President certify China's actions.

Amendment - Clean Energy

In September of 2000, the Senate voted on an amendment to a trade normalization bill to require the United States to support the transfer of United States clean energy technology as part of assistance programs with respect to China's energy sector, and for other purposes. The amendment failed 32-64. John Kerry voted against the amendment to transfer clean energy technology.

John Kerry voted against the amendment to transfer clean energy technology.

Amendment - Religious Freedom

In September of 2000, the Senate voted on an amendment to require the President to certify to Congress that the People's Republic of China has taken certain actions with respect to ensuring religious freedom, as recommended by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. John Kerry voted in favor of the amendment religious freedom.

John Kerry voted in favor of the amendment religious freedom.

Amendment - China and the WTO

In March of 1999, the Senate voted on an amendment to require prior congressional approval before the United States supports the admission of the People's Republic of China into the World Trade Organization. The amendment passed 69-30. John Kerry voted in favor of the amendment to require prior approval before US support of China entering the WTO.

John Kerry voted in favor of the amendment to require prior approval before US support of China entering the WTO.

Resolution disapproving Normal Trade Relations with China

In July of 1999, the Senate voted on a resolution disapproving of normal trade relations with China. The amendment failed 12-87. John Kerry voted against the resolution disapproving of normal trade relations with China.

John Kerry voted against the resolution disapproving of normal trade relations with China.

Amendment - China and MFNS

In July of 1997, the Senate voted on an amendment to express sense of the Senate that Most Favored Nations trade status for China should be revoked. John Kerry voted against the amendment.

John Kerry voted against the amendment.

 

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