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Trade agreements are good for the U.S. economy.

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International trade and investment supports jobs and economic growth in every state. Learn more about how your state benefits on our interactive map.

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Senator James Lankford: Trade Promotion Authority is good for U.S. and Oklahoma

When we were 13 colonies, in a document we now call the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson penned a long list of grievances against King George III that included, “cutting off our trade with all parts of the world.” Before we were an official nation, we were international traders. Trade has always been a pillar of the American economy.

Trade Benefits America Coalition Statement On President Obama Signing TPA Legislation

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Trade Benefits America Coalition Statement On President Obama Signing TPA Legislation

Washington, D.C. – David Thomas, President of the Trade Benefits America Coalition, released the following statement upon President Obama signing bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation into law:

Senator Orrin Hatch: TPA passage is a win for Utah businesses and families

Utah scored a major victory this week when Congress passed Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation that will lead to job growth and new business opportunities in our state. Trade agreements negotiated and passed under TPA will provide a shot in the arm to Utah's economy, spurring job growth, helping small businesses and providing a major win for Utah consumers.

What They Are Saying: Trade Benefits America Coalition On Final Passage Of TPA

On June 24, a bipartisan group of Senators took action to pass Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation, sending it to the President's desk for his signature. The following members of the Trade Benefits America Coalition applauded the work of the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House, and the Administration for their efforts to move this critical legislation forward: 

ACE Group: Thanks to Senators For Bipartisan Vote

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Trade and U.S. trade agreements create economic growth and jobs in the United States. Congressional passage of modernized Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation is critical for advancing current U.S. trade negotiations – the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the Trade in Services Agreement – and future U.S. trade agreements.

Report by TechAmerica. TechAmerica Foundation proudly presents our 2014 edition of Tech Trade in the States: A State-by-State Overview of International Trade of Tech Goods. It provides 2012 data on tech trade at the national level and export data for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The report also provides an estimate as to the number of jobs that are supported by export activities.