Today, Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09) released the following statement regarding the expiration of the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program.

"I am disappointed that despite its strong track record and history of bipartisan support, the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program has failed to receive a long-term extension.  This is the wrong time to delay extending this critical program, and with the expiration of the TAA reauthorization this past Saturday, countless American workers have lost a program that helped provide essential education and job training."
"I believe these programs are important to American workers and to the health of our economy, which is why I continue to support proven, bipartisan programs like TAA.  I am hopeful that we can work towards an extension of TAA in the future, and I urge my colleagues in the House to pass legislation to continue the TAA program that has been so important to those hardest hit in our economic downturn."