Congressman Austin Scott

Representing the 8th District of Georgia

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Congressman Austin Scott Statement on TPA Passage

June 12, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today released the following statement in regards to the House passage of H.R. 1314, the Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act, commonly referred to as Trade Promotion Authority (TPA):

“The United States is the most influential country in the global economy,” said Congressman Austin Scott.  “In order for the U.S. to maintain that position, it is necessary that we continue to expand our trade partnerships throughout the world.   Free trade opens new markets to America’s agricultural and industrial producers and allows our economy to expand, which means more jobs right here at home in Georgia’s Eighth Congressional District.   Our country is home to the best and the brightest workforce, and in order to negotiate the best agreements for the American worker, Congress must have a seat at the table.  Trade Promotion Authority includes stringent measures for offering checks and balances to the President throughout the trade negotiation process, and empowers Congress to make decisions on each agreement.”

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