Young votes for TPA, issues statement

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Thursday, U.S. Rep. David Young (R-IA 3) voted for the second time in a week in favor of Trade Promotion Authority, joining the entire Iowa Republican congressional delegation once again in a vote he said supports oversight of President Obama’s trade agreement.

“I voted for Trade Promotion Authority to ensure accountability, transparency, and lawfulness in any trade agreement coming down the pike from the president,” he said. “This authority gives Congress a say in the process, so we can review the trade deal and ultimately have an up or down vote in approving or rejecting the agreement. And most importantly, TPA requires the president to make the trade agreement public, so it is transparent and reviewable for Iowans. Regardless of any potential trade agreement, I will be listening to Iowans throughout this process.”