This is not about politics. This is about keeping ALL American companies competitive in the global marketplace. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers, and the Mississippi Manufacturers Association support reauthorization and collectively represent thousands of companies that create hundreds of thousands of jobs for Americans. Reauthorization ensures U.S. exporters have a seat at the table and are able to compete fairly in growing markets throughout the world. I will support the reauthorization of Ex-Im when it comes before the House of Representatives.
Trade Promotion Authority is the means to obtain trade agreements that are accountable, transparent and include effective oversight. TPA is a time-limited authority that Congress uses to set trade negotiating objectives, to establish notification and consultation requirements, and to have implementing bills for certain reciprocal trade agreements considered by the entire Congress.
U.S. Representative Gregg Harper released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act:
Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) today announced that Mississippi State University has won a hard-fought competition to host the nation’s premier civilian academic center focused on research and policies related to unmanned aerial systems.