Great news! The U.S. Senate passed the GSP/Trade Adjustment Assistance bill by a final vote of 70-27. Sixteen Republicans voted with all Senate Democrats present to pass the bill.
The GSP/TAA bill must be approved once more by the House because their first passage of the bill renewed only GSP. The second House vote has not yet been scheduled. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) expects the House to pass the amended GSP/TAA bill with a rule delaying its being signed by President Obama and subsequent implementation until after the FTAs have passed the Senate.
Thanks to everyone who weighed in to their Senators during the GSP bill’s consideration.