WASHINGTON - United States Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick today issued the following statement praising the House Republican leadership for highlighting the importance of pro-trade initiatives in their economic recovery proposal.
"I applaud the House Republican leadership for pinpointing the key role that trade can play in stimulating our economy. Expanding our access to foreign markets can help ignite economic recovery and expansion by providing American farmers, workers and businesses new opportunities to sell their products overseas. U.S. Trade Promotion Authority is an important part of President Bush's plan for opening markets and promoting American economic prosperity. I look forward to continuing to work with the Congress to get TPA enacted this fall."