Jun 24, 2015

IRVINE, Calif. (June 24, 2015) -- Today, by a vote of 60 to 38, the Senate passed legislation renewing Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Administration. With the Senate’s action, the legislation will now go to the president, who is expected to sign the bill in the days ahead. Today’s vote follows the strong bi-partisan support this legislation garnered in the Senate last month in addition to last week in the House. TPA is an important tool that allows U.S. negotiators to conclude trade negotiations and further expand export opportunities for fruit, vegetable, and tree nut producers.

Jun 12, 2015

IRVINE, Calif. (June 12, 2015) -- Today, by a vote of 219 to 211, the House of Representatives passed the portion of the Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 that would renew Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Administration. Unfortunately, it did not pass a provision renewing Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) that was part of the Senate bill.  This failure keeps the entire package from being sent to the president for his signature. House passage of TPA follows the strong bi-partisan support it garnered in the Senate last month. It is an important tool that allows U.S. negotiators to conclude trade negotiations and further expand export opportunities for fruit, vegetable, and tree nut producers.

May 22, 2015

IRVINE, Cailf. (May 22, 2015) -- Today, by a vote of 62 to 37, the United States Senate passed The Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015, which would renew Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the president. The strong bi-partisan support this legislation garnered in the Senate is a critical step towards renewing TPA which will allow U.S. negotiators to conclude trade negotiations and further expand export opportunities for fruit, vegetable, and tree nut producers.

Apr 16, 2015

IRVINE, Calif. (April 6, 2015) -- Today, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) introduced bipartisan, bicameral Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation. This agreement is a critical first step to concluding trade negotiations and further expanding export opportunities.

Mar 19, 2015

IRVINE, Calif. (March 19, 2015) -- “Today the Governor said that if the drought continues, ‘there will be restrictions’ on water use by all Californians.  This may be interpreted by some to mean that so far, there haven’t been any restrictions placed on the state’s farmers.  In fact, California farmers and Californians living in some rural areas are the only people in the state who have had their water cut off.  Last year, the State Water Project only delivered 5 percent of the requested supply.  The federal Central Valley Project delivered no water at all to the San Joaquin Valley.  This year, the state project will deliver only 20 percent and the federal project is projecting another year of zero water delivered to the San Joaquin Valley.

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