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Corn Refiners Association Statement on the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Senators Orrin Hatch and Ron Wyden, and Congressman Paul Ryan introduced bipartisan legislation to modernize and renew Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).

The following statement should be attributed to John Bode, President and CEO of the Corn Refiners Association:

“The bill introduced today by Senators Orrin Hatch and Ron Wyden, and Congressman Paul Ryan represents important leadership on the critical process of modernizing and renewing Trade Promotion Authority. Not only is an updated TPA instrumental to move market access negotiations forward that lead to new opportunities for the corn refining industry, but also for U.S. companies of all sizes. We urge Congress and the Administration to act swiftly to move this legislation forward, and we look forward to working with Senators Orrin Hatch and Ron Wyden, and Congressman Paul Ryan and with all stakeholders to urge enactment of this essential legislation as quickly as possible.”

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The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) is the national trade association representing the corn refining industry of the United States. CRA and its predecessors have served this important segment of American agribusiness since 1913. Corn refiners manufacture sweeteners, ethanol, starch, bioproducts, corn oil and feed products from corn components such as starch, oil, protein and fiber.

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