Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin HatchIndustry 'surprised' by DOJ appeal in data warrant case US, South Korea can bury the trade barrier hatchet this week Time to get Trump’s new antitrust cop on the beat MORE’s (R-Utah) amendment would have mandated that trade with foreign countries be a “substantial” factor for a worker who lost his job in order to receives Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) instead of a contributing factor as the law currrently requires.

Prior to the vote Hatch said his amendment was designed to prevent TAA from becoming “another out-of-control spending program.”

Sen. Ron WydenRon WydenOvernight Tech: Black lawmakers press Uber on diversity | Google faces record EU fine | Snap taps new lobbyist | New details on FCC cyberattack FCC chairman reveals new details about cyberattack following John Oliver segment Election hacking fears turn heat on Homeland Security MORE (D-Ore.), however, came to the floor and countered that the Senate shouldn’t limit assistance to the unemployed while the economy is in such a dire condition.

“The Hatch amendment would make it harder for… companies and farmers to obtain TAA and be better positioned to compete in the global economy." he said.