SHAHEEN VOTES AGAINST PROCEEDING TO FAST TRACK TRADE LEGISLATION

Enforcement Provisions to Protect American Workers Need to be Included

May 12, 2015

(WASHINGTON, DC) – After voting against cloture on the motion to proceed to Trade Promotion Authority legislation, Senator Shaheen made the following statement:

“The Senate Finance Committee passed a package of trade bills that included provisions to level the playing field for American workers and businesses, including measures to address currency manipulation and properly enforce trade agreements.  Unfortunately, the Republican leadership in the Senate did not bring the entire Finance Committee package to the floor for consideration. It’s critical that these measures be included in the trade package before I can agree to vote for cloture on the motion to proceed to the bill.”