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Kaine Statement On Passage Of Trade Promotion Authority And Trade Adjustment Assistance Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today after final passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) legislation, 62-37:

“I am pleased that the Senate today completed the passage of four related trade bills. We have given the President the same power to negotiate trade deals that has been provided to every President since 1974. We have guaranteed funding for workers whose jobs are negatively affected by global trade. We have passed a series of strong trade enforcement measures.   And we have reauthorized an important bill to help trade with developing nations. In a Virginia that was founded to promote trade and that still maintains an aggressive and optimistic global posture, these bills will help our workers, companies and farms find new export customers.  And they will help ensure that global trade is more likely conducted under the higher standards that America demands than under a ‘no rules’ regime favored by China and other competitors.”