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

June 26, 2015


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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