Inside U.S. Trade: “Senate Approves TAA Package, Wraps Up Trade Votes With Customs Bill Conference Motion”


Following the approval of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation Wednesday afternoon (June 24), the Senate passed a bill renewing Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and tariff preferences for developing countries, and moved to initiate a conference with the House to reconcile differences over a customs and enforcement bill.

[posted June 24, 2015 | Inside U.S. Trade]

The TAA-preferences package, H.R. 1295, was approved by a voice vote on final passage, after a cloture vote of 76-22. The House is expected to take up and approve the bill on Thursday. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) had committed to ensure the bill was approved in order to give Senate Democrats confidence it would become law before voting on a standalone TPA or fast-track bill.

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