Washington, D.C. – Today, Senator Max Baucus (D-MT), Senator Orin Hatch (R-UT) and Representative Dave Camp (R-MI) introduced the Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2014 to reauthorize Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). The following statement may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President-Federal Relations:
“We commend Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, Ranking Member Orrin Hatch and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp for their efforts to introduce a bipartisan bill that will update and renew Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). We believe the passing of this legislation will align 21st century trade agreements with 21st century TPA rules.
“Taking this critical step forward will strengthen our U.S trade policy to ensure new trade agreements provide us with the opportunity to further U.S. economic growth and investment. We look forward to working with the Congress and the Administration in order to advance U.S. trade agreements, as it will ultimately create new growth opportunities for the U.S economy.”