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(WASHINGTON, DC) – Tonight, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on her vote for passage of trade legislation:

“I voted yes on the trade bill tonight because it’s an opportunity to set high standards for future trade agreements, which can help New Hampshire businesses compete and increase their exports. The bill directs that future trade agreements should secure strong environmental, labor and human rights protections from our trading partners, and a recently passed enforcement measure will ensure that they live up to their commitments. In addition, this bill incorporated robust funding for Trade Adjustment Assistance, which provides displaced workers with the training they need. I’m also very encouraged that an agreement was reached that will allow a vote on reauthorizing the Export-Import bank which has assisted numerous Granite State businesses in accessing new customers. Overall, I believe this package of trade bills will create a more level playing field for U.S. businesses and workers.”