June 23, 2015

Whitehouse Statement on Trade Promotion Authority Vote

Washington, DC – Today, by a vote of 60-37, the Senate advanced Trade Promotion Authority legislation, which would deny Congress the opportunity to fully vet and amend sweeping trade deals with foreign nations.  Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, who voted against advancing the bill, released the following statement on today’s vote:

“I’m disappointed that my colleagues voted to prohibit Congress from improving future trade agreements.  Past trade pacts have hurt Rhode Island workers, and I believe we need a new trade policy that puts jobs, our environment, and worker safety ahead of the interests of international corporations.”


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