WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released the following statement after voting against Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) today:
"Trade Promotion Authority is really just rebranded ‘fast-track' legislation designed to allow trade deals to be pushed through without proper congressional oversight or scrutiny.
"TPA makes it difficult to ensure our competitors cannot manipulate their currency value to the detriment of American workers and small businesses, or to guarantee basic workplace protections like fair labor practices, safe work environments, and clean water for American workers.
"Like many hard-working New Mexicans, I strongly oppose TPA. You can count on the fact that I won't give up the right to fight for American workers."