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Statement from Kathryn Wylde, President & CEO of the Partnership for New York City, on House Passage of Trade Bill

“New York City’s economic vitality depends on foreign trade agreements that facilitate the export of goods and services to the 95% of consumers who live outside the United States. Our city stands to benefit by getting more and better jobs because of the leadership exercised by Speaker John Boehner to forge a bipartisan majority to support President Obama’s trade agenda. Those New Yorkers who played key roles in this effort include Representatives Gregory Meeks, Kathleen Rice, Peter King, Elise Stefanik, Tom Reed and Richard Hanna. They all took a political risk in the best interests of the city, state and country.”