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The Textile, Apparel, and Footwear Act of 1990: Determinants of Congressional Voting

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Stuart D. Allen, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: This article uses probit analysis to examine the effect of political and economic variables on the probability of senators and representatives voting favorably on the Textile, Apparel, and Footwear Trade Act of 1990. The results show that voting behavior by senators and representatives was significantly influenced by their party affiliations, the importance of textile and apparel employment in their states, and campaign contributions. Senate voting behavior also was significantly affected by the length of tenure in office. House voting behavior also was negative and significantly affected by the percentages of states’ agricultural employment, which is an important export sector.

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Publication
Public Finance Review, Vol. 25, No. 5, September 1997, 542-552.
Language: English
Date: 1997
Keywords
Textile, Apparel industry, Congressional voting, Government regulation