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Expanding Opportunity

Excerpt from July 20, 2002 Weekly Radio Address from President Bush

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President: . . . I am confident that the differences between the House and the Senate approaches can be bridged. Some in Congress have predicted that it will take two months for the House and Senate to send a bill to my desk. There's no good reason for the legislative process to take that long. I call again on Congress to pass a bill before the August recess. It's time to act decisively to bring a new era of integrity to American business.

We must also increase economic security for American workers through expanded trade. For over a year now, the United States Congress has debated trade promotion authority. This week I met with members of the House and Senate to urge them to resolve their differences and approve a bill. If Congress waits, less markets will be open to American goods and less jobs will be created for American workers. . .