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Portman: Trade Promotion Authority could break competition bill ‘gridlock’

June 17, 2022 at 5:59 PM
Senate Finance Committee member Rob Portman (R-OH) says new proposals to renew Trade Promotion Authority could help break through a gridlock in negotiations between House and Senate conferees charged with reconciling two China-focused competition bills. Portman, who serves on the conference committee wrestling with the House-passed America COMPETES Act and the Senate’s U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, said conferees are “at loggerheads” over the two bills’ trade titles in part because provisions pushed by Democrats in the House’s version of...

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