This trade agreement will allow us to move the American trade agenda forward. I believe it is a good and fair compromise that takes into account the concerns of all parties. I urge all Members of Congress who care about making sure our nation remains a leader on trade to support this agreement.

It is of the utmost importance that we continue to be a world leader in trade. As we debate, Europe and our other trading partners are concluding their own free trade agreements around the world. Failing to move our agreements and Trade Promotion Authority would put the United States at a substantial disadvantage in the international economy.