Wyden, Hatch

Vehicle for Trade Promotion Authority (H.R. 1314)

Senator Wyden: (4:36 PM)

  • Spoke on trade.
    • "Whether you're for this bill or not, I hope my colleagues will take a look at the new sunshine provisions because the American people are not going to be in the dark about what's in the trade agreement before votes on that agreement here in the Senate and the House. And I hope my colleagues will especially look at the new provisions with respect to labor rights and environmental rights, because the day is over, when those considerations are going to be shunted to the side. They're going to be front and center and they're going to have teeth. And instead of a race to the bottom, the United States will be where we've always been, at our best, forcing standards up."


Senator Hatch: (4:51 PM)

  • Spoke on the Parrish nomination.
    • "I support Justice Parrish's nomination in the strongest possible terms and I urge my colleagues to do the same. As a former chairman of the Judiciary Committee, I've long worked to secure confirmation for the most qualified judicial nominees. In fact, I have participated in the appointment of three-quarters of the judges who have ever served on the U.S. District Court in Utah. That experience has given me a sense both personally and professionally of the kind of individual who will serve well on the federal bench. That experience gives me every reason to strongly recommend Justice Parrish for this appointment. She is a talented jurist with an impressive background."