Transportation Chief: Trade Deal Will Help Ports

The Hill

Foxx applauded lawmakers in the Senate for reaching a deal on Thursday to move the fast-track trade measure, saying it would be a boon to U.S. ports that have struggled with labor issues in recent months.  

“Congress has taken an important step in the right direction with the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation,” the Transportation chief said in a statement. “It will boost trade and strengthen the economy, especially in areas where that trade travels: in the port communities that dot our coasts and waterways. Importantly, the TPA will do all of this while setting new standards to protect our workers and our environment.”