NAWG Welcomes Senate Cloture Vote, Looks Forward to TPA Passage

June 23, 2015 Bookmark and Share

Today, the Senate voted to invoke cloture to bring the final vote on Trade Promotion Authority to the full Senate tomorrow. Following is a statement from NAWG President Brett Blankenship, wheat grower from Washtucna, Wash.:

“We are extremely pleased the Senate showed their commitment to trade today as they prepare for a final vote on Trade Promotion Authority. We are one step away from providing U.S. wheat growers expanded opportunities through trade and strengthening relationships with our trading partners abroad. The U.S. is the single largest exporter of wheat in the world, and TPA renewal is essential to finalizing comprehensive trade agreements and putting the best deal on the table. I look forward to swift passage as this important bill goes before the Senate tomorrow.”