W.H.: ‘Clear Path’ for TPA and TAA to Arrive at President’s Desk

‘He continues to urge Congress to send Trade Adjustment Assistance to his desk this week so he can sign it’

EARNEST: “With bipartisan support from Congress, Trade Promotion Authority will help America write the Rules of the Road … In addition to requiring final passage for TPA in the Senate, the president also wants to provide vital support like job training and community college education to an estimated 100,000 workers per year. That’s why he continues to urge Congress to send Trade Adjustment Assistance to his desk this week so he can sign it and do exactly that … 

The fact is that previous explanation that we heard from some Democrats who voted against Trade Adjustment Assistance, something that Democrats have steadfastly supported for decades, is that they were doing that in an effort to slow down the advancement of Trade Promotional Authority legislation. But pending final passage of that bill in the Senate, that will no long be a factor to consider ... 

The commitment that leader McConnell and Speaker Boehner have made is that there will be a clear path for TAA legislation to arrive at the president’s desk, in the same way that the path for TPA legislation emerged as well. That's what the president is counting on and that’s what the president is looking forward to signing into law.”

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