Statement by U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on Senate Passage of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act


“The Senate's strong bipartisan vote on Trade Promotion Authority is a powerful statement to the rest of the world that the United States speaks with one voice on the importance of trade.

“Trade Promotion Authority is a critical tool for advancing trade agreements that support jobs, protect workers, and promote core American values.  The legislation the Senate passed today will update Congress's marching orders to the Administration on trade policy and put in place unprecedented new requirements for transparency and congressional consultation.

“I look forward to working with both Democrats and Republicans in Congress to ensure that this legislation is signed into law, along with renewals of worker assistance and key trade preference programs as well as a strong enforcement package that will provide tough new tools to hold countries accountable if they break the rules.”