Key Votes

HR 3450 - North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Implementation Act - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Ralph Hall voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Ralph Hall made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 103-182 -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (61-38) - (Key vote)

Title: North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Implementation Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that approves and implements the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and establishes the terms of the United States' entry.

Highlights:
  • Establishes that U.S. laws take precedent over conflicting NAFTA provisions.
  • Authorizes the President to establish within any U.S. agency a U.S. Section of the Secretariat to facilitate the operation of NAFTA and authorizes appropriations.
  • Enacts safeguards for U.S. firms in the event that reducing or eliminating duties puts a domestic product at a competitive disadvantage.
  • Requires workers to be certified as eligible for adjustment assistance if imports from Mexico or Canada have decreased domestic sales or production of similar or directly competitive products.
  • Requires the President to provide a comprehensive study on the effects of NAFTA to Congress by July 1, 1997.
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (234-200) - (Key vote)

Title: North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Implementation Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that approves and implements the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and establishes the terms of the United States' entry.

Highlights:
  • Establishes that U.S. laws take precedent over conflicting NAFTA provisions.
  • Authorizes the President to establish within any U.S. agency a U.S. Section of the Secretariat to facilitate the operation of NAFTA and authorizes appropriations.
  • Enacts safeguards for U.S. firms in the event that reducing or eliminating duties puts a domestic product at a competitive disadvantage.
  • Requires workers to be certified as eligible for adjustment assistance if imports from Mexico or Canada have decreased domestic sales or production of similar or directly competitive products.
  • Requires the President to provide a comprehensive study on the effects of NAFTA to Congress by July 1, 1997.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Implementation Act

Sponsors

  • Daniel David 'Dan' Rostenkowski (IL - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • William Reynolds 'Bill' Archer (TX - R) (Out Of Office)