Hatch, Who Co-Sponsored Trade Bill, Calls It “Good”

hatchWASHINGTON  A bill to promote international trade is just one vote away from heading to President Obama’s desk. The Trade Promotion Authority or TPA, sponsored by Utah Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) passed a crucial vote in the Senate Tuesday. Hatch says it will establish concrete rules for international trade negotiations and create better jobs for American manufacturers, farmers, ranchers and entrepreneurs. “This bill, which is the product of a great deal of work and a lot of bipartisan cooperation will have a powerful and positive impact on industries throughout our economy, on consumers and of course on American workers as well,” said Hatch. The Senate will vote on the bill one last time later this week. Conservatives opposed the bill, saying it is unconstitutional and gives the president too much power.


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