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Statement by Ambassador Michael Froman on the 2016 Budget Request for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Washington, D.C. - The White House today released the President’s fiscal year 2016 budget request.  The budget includes critical funding for key priorities such as strong enforcement of our trade rights and expanded trade and investment.  The $56 million request for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representatives supports the President’s broader vision for protecting American workers and creating new economic opportunities.

“The President’s budget reflects the importance the Administration places on strong trade enforcement, setting high labor and environment standards, and expanding trade and investment to support more good paying jobs,” said Ambassador Michael Froman, U.S. Trade Representative.  “The budget puts more resources where we need them to hold other countries accountable  when they don’t play by the rules and to help us export more Made-in-America goods and services.  We look forward to working with Congress to add to the 11 million jobs that are already supported by exports while leveling the playing field for American workers.”