April 23,2015

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Hatch Praises Finance Committee Action on TPA, Other Trade Bills

WASHINGTON – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) tonight praised Committee action on a series of trade bills, including S.995, bipartisan legislation to renew Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and issued the following statement:

“Tonight’s Committee action marks a pivotal moment for international trade policy and reflects years of true bipartisan work.  By acting to further break down barriers for American exports, we successfully advanced a strong trade agenda that will help move America forward. These bills will open new markets for American-made products, which is vital for job creation and economic growth.   Our work is not yet done. We need to continue with our bipartisan efforts and work to push these measures through the Congress and enacted into law.”