Penny Pritzker: “The time is right for trade promotion authority”
Penny Pritzker, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, discussed trade policy with Bloomberg TV’s Hans Nichols today at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Marrakesh, Morocco.
Pritzker said that President Obama should be able to secure renewal of fast-track negotiating authority for trade agreements in spite of clashes over his immigration policy: “I think they are two separate issues; the reason it will pass is because the trade agreements are really important” for “continued economic growth in the United States.”
She also said: “I think that there’s enormous support on the Hill for TPA and growing.”
Source: BLoomberg Television