Jun 10 2015

Shelby Opposes Providing President Obama with "Fast-Track" Negotiating Authority

WASHINGTON, DC –Thursday, May 21, 2015 – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement following his vote against authorizing Trade Promotion Authority (TPA):

“I have serious concerns with Congress ceding power to a President who has abused his authority numerous times in the past.  There are far too many unanswered questions about the impact of the pending trade deal on American jobs, and I fear that Alabama could lose a significant number of jobs if President Obama agrees to an unfair agreement.  Although I support the principle of free trade, I do not have confidence in this Administration’s ability to negotiate a trade deal that will ultimately be in the best interest of the American people or our economy.”