Levin on Senate TPA Vote

May 12, 2015

WASHINGTON – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) issued the following statement today following the Senate procedural vote to block consideration of “fast-track” legislation:

“TPA is facing opposition today because concerns about TPP have been ignored and not enough has been done to build broad bipartisan support for the potential agreement – and for U.S. trade policy. Under these circumstances, it is inevitable that members of Congress do not want to give up their leverage to improve negotiations. This opposition results from the persistent ignoring of the problem of currency manipulation, among many other issues.”