WASHINGTON — Today, Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee Chairman Pat Tiberi (R-OH) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s comments on trade during the State of the Union address.
“President Obama showed a glimmer of bipartisanship last night with his support for growing the economy and promoting job creation through trade agreements and Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). Trade agreements are proven job creators, and the best way to ensure an open, transparent negotiating process where congressional requirements are met is by passing TPA legislation. Republicans in Congress have worked hard to make the case, but the President must take on the special interests in his own party and build support among his members. I hope he will follow through and make it a priority in the coming weeks.”