May 12, 2015

Leader McCarthy Statement on Democrats’ Trade Filibuster

Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on Senate Democrats blocking a vote on Trade Promotion Authority:

“Free and open trade means a stronger America with more jobs and opportunity. This is something that both Republicans and Democrats support, including the President. History has shown that in times of divided government, positive changes can be made on behalf of the American people. Unfortunately, it is the President’s own party stopping progress. The decision by Senate Democrats to block this bipartisan bill from moving forward is disappointing and a step backwards for our already beleaguered economic recovery. The House will continue to work towards passage of free and open trade.”

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