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Dear Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 

On behalf of the Business Roundtable, I write in support of the bipartisan Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) legislation and urge you to vote for it. The Roundtable has supported TAA for many years and continues to do so.

International trade and trade agreements are major contributors to U.S. economic growth and jobs, supporting nearly 40 million American jobs – more than one in five. There are times, however, when international competition can adversely impact American workers through no fault of their own. When those circumstances occur, it is important to provide displaced workers with the skills and resources needed to retool and find productive new jobs. 

Since its creation in 1962, TAA has been repeatedly modernized, reformed and reauthorized by Congress. Over the decades, TAA has had bipartisan support in Congress and from Republican and Democrat Presidents. The Business Roundtable believes that it is important to reauthorize TAA. We therefore urge you to support the bipartisan TAA legislation when it comes up for a vote in the House.


Thomas Linebarger
Chairman and CEO
Cummins Inc.
Chair, International Engagement Committee
Business Roundtable

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