TPA Keeps Trade Negotiations Transparent

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“I voted to assert Congress’s authority when negotiating America’s trade agreements and to ensure that your representatives have a seat at the table.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement after the House voted on H.R. 2146, the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015.

“Today I voted to assert Congress’s authority when negotiating America’s trade agreements and to ensure that your representatives have a seat at the table. Trade promotion authority reaffirms the House’s dedication to economic advancement, well-paying jobs, and transparency and accountability. I applaud Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI)’s tireless work promoting free trade and his leadership in the effort to keep Eastern Washington and American producers and manufacturers competitive around the world.”

H.R. 2146 passed in the House by a vote of 218 – 208.

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