U.S. Chamber President Congratulates Senate Leaders on Passage of Trade Promotion Authority

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 9:15pm
‘The U.S. Chamber will continue to dedicate itself to ensuring that the old voices of isolationism are met with facts about trade and its undeniable benefits to Americans in the 21st Century,’ Says Donohue
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement today on passage the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015, which will renew Trade Promotion Authority (TPA):
 
“The Chamber congratulates Senate leaders from both sides of the aisle on the passage of Trade Promotion Authority, which holds real promise as a tool to spur economic growth and the creation of American jobs. By coming together to pass TPA, a bipartisan majority in the Senate clearly demonstrated confidence in the ability of American workers and farmers to compete and win in world markets — if the playing field is level. Too often in recent years, Washington has succumbed to the opposition of the extremes instead of a sober analysis of what’s best for the American people, which is what makes today’s accomplishment all the more impressive. 
 
“As the legislation now moves to the House of Representatives, we’re confident that lawmakers will similarly conclude that Americans thrive when given the opportunity to compete under fair and strong rules. The U.S. Chamber will continue to dedicate itself to ensuring that the old voices of isolationism are met with facts about trade and its undeniable benefits to Americans in the 21st Century.”