What: All Issues : Labor Rights : Preventing Workers' Rights From Being Eroded by International Trade Agreements : HR 2871. Export-Import Bank/Vote to Eliminate U.S. Subsidies to Large Corporations That Layoff More U.S. Workers than Foreign Workers.
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HR 2871. Export-Import Bank/Vote to Eliminate U.S. Subsidies to Large Corporations That Layoff More U.S. Workers than Foreign Workers.
house Roll Call 120     May 01, 2002
Y = Conservative
N = Progressive
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The Export-Import Bank of the United States administered a program that subsidized U.S. companies whose overseas competitors also received subsidies. Progressives disagreed with this program because they could not see the need to provide subsidies to some of America's largest corporations. They had particular difficulty understanding why a company should receive such a subsidy while in the process of shifting its workforce overseas. Sanders (I-VT) proposed an amendment to the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank that would forbid subsidies for corporations that laid off more U.S. employees than overseas employees. This amendment received Progressive support, but was ultimately outvoted by a wide margin, 135-283.

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