05.22.15

Burr Releases Statement on Trade Promotion Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, United States Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement after the Senate voted to pass the Trade Promotion bill.

“After much consideration and many conversations with constituents, I decided it was ultimately important that our leaders have the ability to negotiate with other countries to sell American-made products overseas. I am pleased to hear that North Carolina employers and farmers support this provision and will benefit. An additional factor was the Senate's passage of the Customs bill, which ensures that our trade laws are enforced.  Should the Senate consider whether to pass implementing legislation for trade agreements, I will examine such legislation very closely to ensure that it is in the best interest of North Carolina and the nation. We still need to learn about the deal itself and will assess it on its own merits.”