The Senate is in its 3rd day of debate on amendments to the GSP/TAA bill. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) keeps saying that he hopes we’re “heading into the home stretch,” but it is unclear when final votes will take place.
While the Senators continue to talk, more American companies continue to join our efforts. Since debate started on Monday, 5 new companies with 361 employees have added their names to the GSP Supporter List. (You can add your company by emailing here.)
The new companies include Amran Inc. in Sugar Land, Texas; Cordova Safety Products in Memphis, Tennessee; Golden Country Oriental Food in Chicago, Illinois; Miami Chemical in Miami, Florida, and TSI Accessory Group in St. Louis, Missouri.
These companies alone have paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in tariffs on imports from Argentina, Colombia, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Thailand because of GSP expiration.
They bring the number of companies on the Supporter List to 300, which also includes another 21 national and regional associations.
Let’s hope the Senators stop talking and instead start listening to their constituent and renew GSP today.