Trade Promotion Authority Legislation Protects and Enhances Congress’ Role in Trade Negotiations

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding Trade Promotion Authority Legislation:

“I believe we are going to be hearing from the Chairman of the Finance Committee shortly.
“Senator Hatch will be here to discuss bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority legislation, which is important because we know that trade is the key to supporting high-quality American jobs and exporting more of the things American workers make and exporting more of the things American farmers grow.

“Congress is working again, and this bipartisan bill is another sign of it.

“No legislation will ever be perfect, but Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden, along with Chairman Ryan in the House, put together an agreement that they can be proud of. It protects and enhances Congress’ role in the trade negotiating process, while making sure that Presidents of either party will have the ability to negotiate good agreements that can increase growth in our American economy and support high-quality American jobs.

“They are marking that bill up today. I wish them the best of luck.”

Related Issues: Jobs, Middle Class, Economy, Trade Promotion Authority, Back to Work, Free Trade, Restoring the Senate