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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Rep. Green Votes No on Trade Deal

June 12, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Friday the House of Representatives voted on H.R. 1314, the Trade Act of 2015. Members voted divisively, putting a halt to TPA in the House of Representatives.  Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) voted no on all provisions, standing firmly against the bill, which would give the office of the President Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for three years. Rep. Green released the following statement:


“Too many working families in Northside and Eastside Houston and Harris County have been on the losing end of recent trade deals that failed to protect middle class jobs from moving to China and Mexico. I voted against the bill because, like previous agreements, it failed to guarantee that American small businesses and workers would compete on an equal playfield with foreign companies who are currency manipulators and do not protect basic human rights. Giving the Administration fast track authority would have undermined any chance for Congress to have any meaningful say on the largest trade deals America has ever negotiated.”