Congressman Tim Ryan Statement on House Passage of Fast Track

Jun 18, 2015 Issues: Economy

Washington DC – Congressman Tim Ryan made the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed Trade Promotion Authority or Fast Track. This legislation does not include Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), so it will go back to the Senate for consideration.

“I am deeply disappointed that the House passed Fast Track today. Living in Northeast Ohio, I have watched bad trade deals after bad trade deal decimate working families in our state and across the nation. When I see the devastating impact of these trade deals, I can’t figure out how anyone thinks they work for our country. By giving this President Fast Track authority, Congress and the American people will have no power to improve or impact these trade deals that affect the economic wellbeing of hundreds of thousands of Ohioans and Americans across the country.

“As we stand, Fast Track is still a long way from becoming law. I remain committed to doing everything in my power to block this Administration and Congress from passing Fast Track or a trade agreement that will cripple manufacturing and ship jobs overseas.”