06.24.15

Gardner Applauds Passage of TPA

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement today following the Senate’s passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation:                                                                                        

“Today’s vote is a victory for the hundreds of thousands of Coloradans whose jobs and livelihoods are already supported by trade, and the millions more who will benefit from increased trade. TPA empowers our negotiators to get the best deal possible for American workers, while imposing strict requirements for transparency and public oversight on any trade agreement reached. 

“Free markets and free trade are the greatest forces for positive change that exist in the world economy. Free trade agreements bring other countries up to American standards while breaking down barriers for American companies to sell their goods abroad. It strengthens our relationships with our allies and puts economic pressure on our rivals.

“The passage of TPA is a victory for Colorado jobs and Colorado’s economy, and I look forward to seeing it signed into law.”