McMorris Rodgers: TPA Keeps Trade Negotiations Transparent

Jun 19, 2015 | Communications •

“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 (R-WA) 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 American producers and manufacturers’ competitive in the global market.”

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