McConnell Lauds the Advancement of Trade Promotion Authority
‘We have demonstrated we can work together on a bipartisan basis to achieve something that is extremely important for America.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the vote to advance bipartisan trade legislation:
“I want to say to our colleagues this is a very important day for our country. We have demonstrated we can work together on a bipartisan basis to achieve something that is extremely important for America. Not only when we confirm this Trade Promotion Authority we will have the mechanism in place for the President to finalize an extraordinarily important deal with a number of different Asian countries, but it will indicate that America is back in the trade business, it will also send a message to our allies that we understand there's somewhat wary about Chinese commercial and potentially military domination and that we intend to still be deeply involved in the Pacific.
“I want to congratulate Senator Hatch and Senator Wyden. This has been a long and rather twisted path to where we are today, but it's are a very, very important accomplishment for the country.”
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