Statement by Bob Stallman, Regarding Senate Passage Of Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities And Accountability Act of 2015

Taylor HillmanGeneral

Bob Stallman

Bob Stallman

“The U.S. leads the world in agricultural exports thanks to the hard work and ingenuity of American farmers and ranchers. Creating new partnerships and expanding access to international markets will drive us forward in the global marketplace.

“The Senate’s bipartisan passage of trade promotion authority legislation today brings us a step closer to completing ambitious trade negotiations around the world. Congressional support is critical to breaking down trade barriers and completing ambitious new trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership. TPA streamlines negotiations and strengthens our position at the bargaining table. We urge the House now to act swiftly in passing trade promotion authority to protect the future of agricultural trade.

“The American Farm Bureau applauds Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) for their leadership on the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015. And we thank Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for his leadership on and commitment to moving trade forward.”