Show of HandsShow of Hands

RepMorris October 21st, 2013 9:59am

Virtual Congress Vote. Congressman Skinner (R) of Massachusetts and Congressman Mattwall1 (D) of California bring the Skinner/Mattwall Free Trade Bill to the floor. The bill is available to be read in the comments section of this poll.

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RepMorris Pennsylvania
10/22/13 4:03 am

On this vote the Yays are 56%, the nays are 44%. The bill is passed.

skinner Jersey City
10/21/13 12:00 pm

Name one god reason to be against this bill

Liberty 4,032,064
10/21/13 7:06 am

As I understand it, the Congress would still have to vote to approve the final agreement. This just enable diplomats to produce an agreement for our approval. There is no risk in approving the current bill.

Please correct me if I'm wrong.

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rons Thanks America
10/21/13 5:23 am

Good! Focusing on one trade agreement in a region makes sense. I heard Finland was think of dumping the EU.

Liberty 4,032,064
10/21/13 5:07 am

Sounds good.

Yea!

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skinner Jersey City
10/21/13 4:21 am

Why does everyone hate this bill?

TomM
10/21/13 4:12 am

I support this but I don't understand why it's only the European Union. What about countries outside e.g. Norway?

skinner Jersey City
10/21/13 4:14 am

Because they are interested in a free trade bill with us. Recently Canada has signed a free trade agreement with them that streamlined tariffs and regulation.

skinner Jersey City
10/21/13 4:13 am

Trepid will nominate 3 diplomats who will create a free trade bill with the European Union which will then be voted on by Congress.

jakecrs905 New York, NY
10/21/13 4:16 am

But how? There is no virtual EU.

skinner Jersey City
10/21/13 4:20 am

There is no virtual healthcare, military, jobs, pay, etc either but that hasn't stopped us from legislating it.

jakecrs905 New York, NY
10/21/13 4:21 am

But in order to work together on something the EU has to be there to negotiate out a bill or I don't see how this would work.

skinner Jersey City
10/21/13 4:24 am

The three diplomats will come up with a deal. The EU will accept. It will come to the Congress to be voted on. It will be signed into law.

jakecrs905 New York, NY
10/21/13 4:28 am

But how can a deal be made with only one side. This is a good idea but maybe we should wait until we go international to deal with foreign relations.

skinner Jersey City
10/21/13 4:31 am

How could we ever go international. This is the best we have. Mattwall1 already made a foreign policy bill that created defense pacts with half a dozen Asian nations.

jakecrs905 New York, NY
10/21/13 4:33 am

Tony said SOH is going to open up internationally after 3.0 slowly so when we get people we can make diplomatic relations involving other countries to agree or what not.

skinner Jersey City
10/21/13 4:36 am

Okay so how about we pass this bill and then wait for 3.0 to negotiate?

jakecrs905 New York, NY
10/21/13 4:39 am

Why don't we wait until then because shortly after 3.0 it's only going to be available to the UK, outside the US, so we can create a one on one bill with the UK and later other countries can join in.

MJSeals Esq.
10/21/13 3:12 am

I don't thing we have the power to act on Sec. 2+3

skinner Jersey City
10/21/13 4:12 am

Section 2 and 3 are just contingency plans. We will not be doing anything with that unless England leaves the EU or Scotland leaves the UK.

MJSeals Esq.
10/21/13 4:21 am

There are too many hypotheticals in this law that would not apply today or in e near future. I cannot support this unless The entire UK left the EU

skinner Jersey City
10/21/13 4:22 am

Why? That doesn't even make sense

MJSeals Esq.
10/21/13 4:26 am

So unless England leaves the EU, this law is pointless?

skinner Jersey City
10/21/13 4:28 am

No. If England doesn't leave the EU section 2 is pointless. And if Scotland doesn't secede section 3 is pointless.
Section 1 is the important one. If you support free trade vote yay.

NDAmerican Florida
10/21/13 1:20 pm

I support this, seeing that section 2+3 are reassurance clauses, and that this could possibly improve economic relations between Europe and America since the Great Recession.

skinner Jersey City
10/21/13 1:26 pm

WV you're back! Where have you been I thought you quit

NDAmerican Florida
10/21/13 1:54 pm

I've had so many papers to write plus work I had to take a break, my semester is winding down, and I have a lot more free time, have I missed anything? Lol

NDAmerican Florida
10/21/13 5:54 pm

Yeah I'm at WVU's School of Business and Economics, Go EERS!

RepMorris Pennsylvania
10/21/13 3:00 am

Sec. 1.) "The President shall nominate 3 diplomats to negotiate a free trade agreement with the European Union.

RepMorris Pennsylvania
10/21/13 3:01 am

Sec. 2: "Should the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland leave the European Union, the president shall nominate three diplomats to negotiate a free trade agreement with the United Kingdom if Great Britain and Northern Ireland."

RepMorris Pennsylvania
10/21/13 3:01 am

Sec. 3: "Should Scotland vote for independence from the United Kingdom and should they not join the European Union, the president shall nominate 3 diplomats to negotiate a free trade agreement with Scotland."

political Georgia
10/21/13 4:36 am

Mr Speaker: Legislation:
China is hereby declared a currency manipulator.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/21/13 6:40 am

I guess we're just going to presume the Welsh won't ever make any waves.

political Georgia
10/21/13 12:56 pm

Mr. Speakers did you see my legislation.

Mattwall1
10/21/13 5:21 pm

Tlaney: I only included those two due to the Scottish referendum in 2014 and the UK referendum on the eu scheduled for 2017

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/21/13 5:41 pm

matt - just a little UK humor. No worries.