Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015
Top-Line Talking Points
- Ninety-five percent of the world’s consumers live outside the United States. To have a healthy economy, the United States must engage with other nations through trade. Congressional approval of legislation to renew Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) is critical to America’s ability to sell U.S. products and services across the globe.
- TPA empowers the United States to speak with one voice when negotiating with its trading partners. It creates a partnership between Congress and the President to make sure that the right negotiating priorities are set and that trade deals get done right.
- TPA has helped America secure strong trade deals for decades. Only when a trade agreement meets America’s objectives and Congress is sufficiently consulted, can an administration submit to Congress for an up-or-down vote.
- Renewing this critical, bipartisan trade tool will help our nation continue to secure strong, high-standard trade agreements.
- Right now, the United States is engaged in two major trade negotiations with Asia and Europe -the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP).
- American workers need fair access to those markets. And, the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 will help the United States bring home these trade pacts to benefit American workers, farmers, ranchers and job creators.
- Democrats in Congress now have a choice to make. They can either work with the President and Republicans to pass TPA and empower our country to compete or they can throw up more roadblocks and cast uncertainty on our country’s trade agenda.
- Our efforts to expand market access abroad and grow American jobs at home will not succeed without the renewal of TPA. The renewal of bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority will jumpstart a strong trade agenda that can help put America back to work. Let’s get to work and enact the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015.
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