Congresswoman Johnson Releases a Statement on the Passage of H.R. 2146, the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act
Washington, D.C. - (Friday, June 19th, 2015) - Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement regarding the House’s passage of H.R. 2146, the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act which would add to the underlying bill the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) language from the Senate Amendment to H.R. 1314 that was voted on in the House last week.
“International trade has not only had a positive impact on our national economy, it is also a strong economic driver in my district. In fact, Texas leads the nation in exports and jobs directly linked to them”, said Congresswoman Johnson.
“In 2014, Texas exported $289 billion in goods and led the nation in manufacturing exports by a large margin. During 2013, the metropolitan area of Dallas-Ft. Worth-Arlington exported $27.6 billion in goods to the rest of the world.
Establishing Trade Promotion Authority will give President Obama the tools he needs to negotiate free and fair trade agreements across the globe. I strongly urge the Senate to send this legislation to the President’s desk.”
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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson is the ranking member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and the highest-ranking Texan on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. She represents the 30th Congressional District of Texas, which includes Downtown Dallas, Fair Park, Kessler Park, Old East Dallas, Pleasant Grove, South Dallas & South Oak Cliff; all of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, Hutchins, Lancaster & Wilmer and parts of Ferris, Glenn Heights, South Grand Prairie, Oak Lawn, Ovilla, Uptown/Victory Park and West Dallas.