The president and Congress don’t exactly see eye to eye on a lot of items, but a bill to grant the president Trade Promotion Authority could be the most constructive area for bipartisan achievement this year and a chance to do something truly meaningful to enhance the competitiveness of the U.S. economy.
Passage of TPA would allow for the negotiation of new trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, would open foreign markets to U.S.-made goods, and level the playing field for Arizona businesses competing in the global economy.
The Senate last week did its job. Now the debate shifts to the House, and the Arizona Chamber is making passage of TPA a top priority.
- Read this letter to Arizona’s House delegation signed by 15 business organizations from across the state.
- Last week I posted this Top 10 list about what you need to know about the TPA debate.
- We want to see you on Monday, June 8 at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Phoenix for a special Eggs and Issues breakfast with Rep. Matt Salmon. You’ll be hard pressed to find a more vocal supporter of free trade in the U.S. than Rep. Salmon. Join us for what will be a great discussion from the front lines of the trade debate in Congress.