Wrap Up (The Senate Stands Adjourned), Baldwin

Wrap Up

Tomorrow –

  • The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM.
  • Following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 1314, the legislative vehicle for the Trade Promotion Authority bill.
  • At 1:00 PM, there is a filing deadline for all first-degree amendments to both H.R. 1314 and the substitute amendment.

 

Senator Baldwin: (7:30 PM)

  • Spoke on trade.
    • "That's why I'm a strong supporter of "Buy America" provisions that require federal agencies to purchase American-made products. Free trade agreements have historically allowed foreign nations way too much leeway when bidding for our government projects and contracts, while not affording American companies the same access. Now, I believe that the issues that I've brought up this evening - these four amendments -- are really important issues. Important to our country, important to our standing in the world, important to my state of Wisconsin. These are issues that the Senate should debate, and I would urge the majority leader to allow an open and robust amendment process so that we can vote on these critical provisions."