I am delighted by this overwhelming, bipartisan vote in the Senate Finance Committee for the Peru Trade Promotion Agreement. This is the first vote on a free trade agreement since the Administration and Congress agreed on a path for the consideration of four pending free trade agreements last May. The vote shows the Administration and Congress can do the right thing - not only for American farmers, ranchers, manufacturers and service providers - but also for the sake of strengthening America’s ties with key allies.
I welcome and look forward to continued bipartisanship in the pursuit
of a market-opening, pro-growth trade policy for the American
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