Statement Regarding Senate's Passage of Trade Promotion Authority Legislation
Statement by Joel G. Newman,
President and CEO,
American Feed Industry Association,
Regarding Senate's Passage of
Trade Promotion Authority Legislation
June 24, 2015
“The American Feed Industry Association applauds the Senate’s passage today of trade promotion authority. The Senate’s action clears this important legislation for President Obama’s signature.
“We now urge President Obama to sign TPA quickly so overseas market opportunities for the U.S. animal food industry and the rest of American agriculture can be realized as soon as possible.
“TPA will provide the U.S. animal food industry access to growing world markets. AFIA thanks Congress for recognizing the importance of TPA in order to continue growth in the animal food and agricultural industries. This growth will help ensure and create U.S. jobs, along with economically stronger rural communities.
“Congressional approval of TPA means ongoing trade negotiations, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, can be completed, an outcome considered near impossible without TPA.”