Senate Finance Committee Passes TPA Legislation
WASHINGTON – Today, the Senate Finance Committee passed Trade Promotion Authority legislation (S. 995) by a bi-partisan vote of 20 to 6. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President and Chugwater, Wyo. cattleman Philip Ellis highlighted the importance of this legislation.
“We were very happy to see the Committee pass a TPA bill, without amendments that would hinder progress on future free trade agreements,” said Ellis. “Trade Promotion Authority gives our negotiators and trading partners a clear signal to negotiate the best deal for our products, knowing it will receive an up or down vote in Congress. Current and future free trade agreements give us the ability to take our beef, the best protein in the world, to the 96 percent of the world’s population that lives beyond our borders. Trade and greater access to markets around the world mean the future to my ranch, my kids and my grandkids; and I urge Congress to pass this legislation without delay.”