June 18,2015

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Hatch Statement on Trade Vote in the House

WASHINGTON – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) today issued the following statement after the House voted on bipartisan legislation to renew Trade Promotion Authority (TPA):

“It’s clear that a bipartisan majority in Congress support renewing TPA and reasserting Congress’s role in trade.   With this hurdle crossed, it’s time for the Senate to act once again.  I appreciate the strong support many of my Senate Democratic colleagues have provided in helping us advance this important bill.  I remain committed to working with all of my colleagues in our chamber to get this bill, along with the other pending trade bills, across the finish line and signed into law.   It’s time to reassert America’s leadership on trade. This is the right policy at the right time and we cannot afford further delay.”