Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D – Westlake Village) issued the following statement about the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation (H.R. 1314):

“I voted against the Trade Promotion Authority and Trade Adjustment Assistance bill because I do not believe that the strength and prosperity of the middle-class and working families should come after big corporations and the very wealthy. The closed manner in which trade agreements are being negotiated is unfortunate, inadequate, and ultimately bad for our democracy. I continue to be a supporter of trade that lifts the middle-class, grows the economy, protects the environment, and keeps the United States as a world leader for the values that we hold so dear. I will consider all future trade agreements with these criteria in mind.”

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