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Ryan Statement on Senate Movement of Trade Bills

May 14, 2015

WASHINGTON — House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement after the Senate passed its versions of the Trade Preferences Act and the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act as well as achieved cloture on a package that includes the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act (TPA).

“A robust trade agenda is critical to a healthy economy and strong American leadership in the world. That’s why I’m pleased that the Senate has been able to make significant progress today. Enacting TPA will hold the administration accountable and help us achieve better trade agreements for American workers and job creators. In addition, we must enact a trade preferences bill as well as legislation updating our customs and trade enforcement laws. My concerns with some of the provisions in the Senate customs bill are well known, but I look forward to reconciling the differences between the House and Senate bills so that we can ensure strong enforcement of our trade laws.”