McConnell Urges Cooperation on Trade Legislation
‘Senator Hatch and Senator Wyden are anxious to do additional business, to open it up for more amendments and - with everybody's cooperation - that could be achieved.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling for cooperation on the bipartisan trade legislation:
“I'm very happy the Senate has decided to take another step forward on this very important initiative, not only of the President but of the Majority Party as well. I thank the folks on the other side who are also similarly inclined.
“And let me just make it clear that Senator Hatch and Senator Wyden have done a terrific job on this. They hope to continue to try to get amendments. We still have the opportunity to do that. As everyone knows, it requires some level of cooperation because anybody can object to somebody else getting an amendment. But Senator Hatch and Senator Wyden are anxious to do additional business, to open it up for more amendments and – with everybody's cooperation – that could be achieved.”
Related Issues: Free Trade, Economy, Jobs, Trade Promotion Authority