Senate Passes TPA Legislation

Taylor Hillman General

Tonight, the full Senate passed Trade Promotion Authority legislation (S. 995) by a bipartisan vote of 62 to 37. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President and Chugwater, Wyo. cattleman, Philip Ellis made the following statement upon passage:

“This vote by the Senate is a clear indication of the support that exists nationwide for future free trade agreements. The U.S. market is already one of the most open markets in the world, and to continue to grow demand for U.S. beef, we must continue to negotiate tariff elimination worldwide. I urge the House to follow the lead of the Senate and pass Trade Promotion Authority legislation.”