On Friday, the House of Representatives voted down a trade-related provision effectively halting a major trade package, the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), that would grant President Obama broad authority to negotiate and finalize trade agreements with Pacific Rim countries and the European Union.
Representatives voted 126-302 against a section of the bill, the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), that would grant financial assistance to workers displaced by trade. The provision, which was included in the Senate version of the bill, H.R. 1314, and passed on May 22, 2015, must pass before the full trade bill can go to the president for his signature.
The House is expected to reconsider the TAA early next week.
- Industries supporting the Senate-passed version of H.R. 1314 have given 8.6 times more money ($197.9M) to current members of the House of Representatives compared to industries opposing the bill ($23.1M).
Top 25 Recipients of Contributions from Industries Supporting and Opposing H.R. 1314
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|Name||Party||State||$ From Industries||$ From Industries|
|That Supported||That Opposed|
|John A. Boehner||R||OH-8||$5,332,976||$83,651|
|Steny H. Hoyer||D||MD-5||$1,611,051||$232,710|
|Peter J. Roskam||R||IL-6||$1,528,115||$10,896|
|Charles W. Boustany Jr.||R||LA-3||$1,460,870||$27,750|
|Richard E. Neal||D||MA-1||$1,165,342||$47,625|
Editor's Note: The vote shown in the far right column of the TPA bill page is for the House vote on passage. To see how much each member of the Senate received from supporting and opposing industries alongside their vote, click here.
MapLight analysis of campaign contributions to current members of the House of Representatives from PACs and employees of industries supporting the Senate-passed version of H.R. 1314 from October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2014. Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org.