Trade Creates Jobs - Urge Congress to Pass Trade Promotion Authority

Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) will empower Congress to negotiate trade agreements that will grow American businesses and employment. The updated TPA framework reflects today’s digital economy and will help to ensure America's leadership in innovation.
It’s time for Congress to swiftly pass updated TPA legislation, support the almost 300,000 small and medium-sized businesses that export and strengthen our trade policy by recognizing the role of the digital economy. Use the form below to urge Congress to pass a TPA bill.


Latest Development

  • Triad Speakers, a consumer electronics company based in Portland, OR, discusses the importance of an updated TPA bill in the May/June issue of It Is Innovation (i3) magazine.
  • David Rodarte, CEO of CEA small business company ChangingVelocity, speaks out on how TPA will U.S. small business compete globally.
  • The founders of Global Caché, a U.S.-based manufacturer of Wi-Fi and network enabling connectivity products, discussed the opportunities and challenges they face as an exporter in the March/April issue of It Is Innovation (i3) magazine and on IM's YouTube channel.
  • After nine months of congestion and temporary shut downs at West Coast ports, a labor agreement was reached in February. The Innovation Movement kept the focus on this issue by launching a campaign which delivered 4,000 messages to members of Congress and the White House in just nine days.
  • In September 2014, President and CEO of CEA Gary Shapiro appeared on No Labels Radio to discuss free trade.
  • In July 2014, Ray Kimber, President and Founder of CEA member company Kimber Kable testified before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee to discuss the importance of Free Trade Agreements.