Statement from MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd on passage of Trade Promotion Authority in Congress

June 24, 2015

June 24, 2015

Statement from MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd on Passage of Trade Promotion Authority in Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is a statement from MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd on the passage of Trade Promotion Authority in Congress following today’s vote in the Senate:

“Today’s vote in the Senate in support of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) is an important victory for our nation’s global competiveness and the 1.9 million American workers throughout the country in the U.S. motion picture and television industry. We applaud this major accomplishment in Congress and are grateful for the hard work and leadership of Senate Majority Leader McConnell, Speaker Boehner, House Majority Leader McCarthy, Chairman Hatch, Chairman Ryan, and Ranking Member Wyden in ensuring that the U.S. trade agenda continues to move forward.

We now look forward to the President signing this legislation into law, and to continuing to work to complete strong trade agreements like the TPP that will allow our industry to reach some of the biggest and most important foreign markets, promoting economic activity in all 50 states.”

Please click here for an infographic that details the link between trade, movies, and American jobs.

About the MPAA
The Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) serves as the voice and advocate of the American motion picture, home video and television industries from its offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Its members include: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation; Universal City Studios LLC; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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MPAA Washington, D.C.
Kate Bedingfield
(202) 293-1966

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