Statement from Kathryn Wylde, President and CEO of the Partnership for New York City, on Today’s Senate Vote to Block Trade Promotion Authority

May 12, 2015

“By blocking this trade deal, the Senate is putting partisan politics ahead of smart policy. New York stands to be one of the leading beneficiaries of new international trade agreements, so the state comes out a loser if we don’t support the President’s push. The Senate plans to re-visit this proposal in the near future, and the business community is imploring those who voted ‘no’ to reconsider.”