Koch Industries supports restoring congressional authority on trade

June 6, 2018

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Philip Ellender, president of government and public affairs for Koch Industries, issued the following statement encouraging Senate members to restore Congress’ constitutional authority on matters of trade:

“In many respects, America has never been as strong as today, in large part thanks to robust tax and regulatory reforms undertaken by Congress and the administration. To sustain the momentum, Koch supports this bipartisan legislation, which helps restore Congress’ constitutional authority on matters of trade, including any tariffs proposed on the grounds of national security. Equal to its role under the Trade Promotion Authority, it is imperative that lawmakers reassert their powers on these important trade decisions. The country is at its best when all can succeed through policies that enable rather than stifle the voluntary, free and fair exchange of goods and services. This happens when trade is expanded, new markets are opened, and costs are subsequently lowered for consumers. Koch champions policies that continue to advance the robust, pro-growth economic agenda championed by Congress and the administration, and we oppose those which impose barriers to trade, ultimately hurting individuals, businesses, and communities.”