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Friday, May 22, 2015

Isakson Statement on Passage of Trade Promotion Authority

"Promotes American jobs... important to security of U.S., world"

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., a member of the Senate Committee on Finance, issued the following statement following passage of the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act.

“In Georgia, 1.2 million jobs are directly related to international trade. Last year alone, Georgia’s farmers, manufacturers, and companies exported $39.4 billion worth of goods around the globe.  Today’s passage of trade promotion authority will further benefit American workers and promote American jobs by setting out clear objectives mandated by Congress that the president must achieve in international trade agreements.

“Trade is the cement that holds together the diplomacy and the agreements between countries to work together rather than fight against each other. Trade is important to the security of the United States of America and the rest of the world.”