Washington > Scott Comments on Trade Bill

| June 13, 2015

Scott Austin

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott today released the following statement in regards to the House passage of H.R. 1314, the Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act, commonly referred to as Trade Promotion Authority (TPA):

“The United States is the most influential country in the global economy,” said Congressman Austin Scott. “In order for the U.S. to maintain that position, it is necessary that we continue to expand our trade partnerships throughout the world. Free trade opens new markets to America’s agricultural and industrial producers and allows our economy to expand, which means more jobs right here at home in Georgia’s Eighth Congressional District. Our country is home to the best and the brightest workforce, and in order to negotiate the best agreements for the American worker, Congress must have a seat at the table. Trade Promotion Authority includes stringent measures for instituting checks and balances on the President throughout the trade negotiation process, and empowers Congress to make decisions on each agreement.”

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  1. Matt L. Barron says:

    Bad vote by Rep. Scott. Congress does not have a “seat at the table” as he claims but is in the back seat of the Obamatrade-mobile. This is because by voting for TPA, Scott gives up his and Congress’ power under the Constitution (Article 1, Section 8) for Congress to have a say in passing trade deals. By voting for Fast Track, Scott allows Obama to negotiate these trade deals and can only approve or disapprove them with an up or down vote, no chance to amend them and remove the bad provisions that will hurt American workers, farmers and consumers.