U.S. Trade Promotion Authority Act (H.R. 3009)

Trade Promotion Authority (formerly known as "fast-track") denies Congress the authority to amend trade agreements negotiated by the executive branch. On December 6, 2001, the House of Representatives voted on the Trade Promotion Authority Act of 2001, approving the bill by one vote. On May 23, 2002 the Senate signed a version of trade promotion authority that differs somewhat from the House version. The Senate version retains some Congressional control, and includes more help for American workers who lose their jobs to overseas competition.

On July 26, 2002, a Conference Committee agreed on compromise language - H.R. 3009: The Trade Act of 2002. It was not published until the last minute, and it passed the House by a narrow vote (215-212) at 3:30 am on July 27. The Senate is expected to vote on it this week.

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