June 18, 2015

House Advances Stand-Alone TPA Bill

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives was able to advance Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) by a vote of 218-208. The Senate will likely consider the stand alone TPA measure next week and will also take up Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) legislation separately from TPA.

This new strategy to split the two issues will require maintaining almost all the Senators who supported the combined legislation in May. If the Senate is able to pass the House approved TPA bill, the legislation could go to the President as early as next week.

Western Growers encourages members to reach out to Senate offices and encourage passage of TPA when the Senate considers this legislation.

For more information, please contact WG’s Ken Barbic at (202) 296-0191.