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Aderholt Statement on Vote Against Trade Promotion Authority

June 12, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today released the following statement in regard to his vote against granting President Barack Obama “fast track” Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) that would enable final negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) with Pacific Rim nations.


"I am for jobs, American jobs - right here in America. Exports generally equal jobs unless, of course, we are exporting our jobs. The manufacturing base in America - be it steel or socks or widgets - has suffered over the previous agreements and I am not convinced what President Obama will come up with will be much different."


In Washington, Congressman Aderholt serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies for the powerful House Appropriations Committee; he is also a member of the Committee’s Defense Subcommittee, the Committee’s Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee, and the Helsinki Commission.


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