Fast-Track Authority Extension

Members of Congress briefed reporters on the meeting between President Bush, U.S. Trade Representative Carla Hills, and members of Congress… read more

Members of Congress briefed reporters on the meeting between President Bush, U.S. Trade Representative Carla Hills, and members of Congress concerning fast-track legislative authority. The Bush administration strongly supports the extension of fast-track legislative authority, which it maintains is absolutely necessary for continuing trade negotiations with other countries. Opponents of the extension claim the U.S. will lose jobs when U.S. industries move to Mexico in order to escape U.S. industrial regulations. Fast-track authority would allow the president to introduce legislation to Congress which must be voted upon within a certain period of time, without congressional amendments. Rep. Glickman remained undecided on the measure, while Rep. Rogers favored the extension after being assured Congress would be able to reject trade legislation introduced by the president that was not in the favor of the U.S. close

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Program ID:
18009-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
Congressional News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 16, 1991
Last Aired:
May 17, 1991

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  • May 16, 1991 | 10:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 17, 1991 | 3:55am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 17, 1991 | 7:45am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 17, 1991 | 8:50am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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