OP-ED: Trade Promotion Authority Needed for Jobs and Growth

Nov 6, 2013

In a Roll Call op-ed, U.S. Chamber Executive Vice President Myron Brilliant calls on Congress to approve the Trade Promotion Authority to streamline the approval of free-trade agreements that level the playing field for U.S. companies and workers.

Without the authority, Brilliant writes: 

U.S. workers and companies will be left at a sharp disadvantage. To oppose TPA is to guarantee that foreign markets remain closed to U.S. exports. To reject TPA is to accept a playing field skewed against American workers and companies.

Without TPA, the U.S. can’t negotiate new trade agreements to open foreign markets, spur economic growth and create American jobs. Without it, our standard of living and our standing in the world will suffer.

For the sake of growth and jobs, let’s renew TPA and seize the benefits of a robust international trade agenda.

Read the entire piece on Roll Call

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