Senator Clinton Reintroduces Legislation to Require Evaluation of America’s Trade Agreements

Washington, DC – Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton today reintroduced legislation to require study of the impact of America’s trade agreements. The Trade Agreement Assessment Act would require the International Trade Commission to report on the effects of every trade agreement that is signed by the United States.

"Our trade policy decisions should be informed by an understanding of the results of our trade agreements and their impact on our economy and the American people. Evaluating past agreements will enable policymakers and the public to better assess future agreements," said Senator Clinton.

Senator Clinton’s bill requires the International Trade Commission to report on the effects of every trade agreement signed by the United States. The reports would be designed to study the impact of every trade agreement two and five years after it goes into effect and then every five years thereafter on a sector by sector basis. The reports would also be required to offer an assessment and a quantitative analysis of how each agreement is fostering economic growth, improving living standards and creating jobs in the United States. Senator Clinton first introduced this bill during the 109th Congress.

SOURCE: WWW.HILLARYCLINTON.COM

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