Trade Vote Is a Win for Taxpayers, Economy, and American Leadership

(Alexandria, VA) – National Taxpayers Union (NTU) cheers the passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) today by the U.S. House of Representatives. NTU has been a leader in supporting TPA, which will allow our nation to enter into new trade agreements with foreign allies and thereby expand economic growth, jobs, and American leadership internationally.

NTU Executive Vice President Brandon Arnold commented on the bill’s final passage:

“International trade is critical to our economic well being, yet it is nearly impossible to enter into new trade pacts without Trade Promotion Authority.

“Free trade is fundamentally about lower tariffs, which are nothing more than taxes on international commerce. Passage of TPA will allow us to slash these taxes -- opening up foreign markets and reducing the cost of consumer goods.

“That’s why NTU activists logged over 12,500 calls and emails to their Members of Congress in recent weeks to support TPA.

“You cannot have free markets without free trade. National Taxpayers Union and our members greatly appreciate the Members of Congress who stood up for limited government principles. This vote is a huge victory for America’s taxpayers.”

NTU debunks the misinformation surrounding TPA in our “Fables and Facts” HERE.

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