COLUMBUS, Ga., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the sales leader for worksite/voluntary insurance in the United States and one of FORTUNE's 2013 World's Most Admired Companies, welcomes the introduction of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2014. The introduction of this bill represents an important step in moving forward with vital trade initiatives, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the U.S.-EU Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and the Trade in International Services (TISA) negotiations. These initiatives are key to promoting continued economic and job growth in the United States, to our Asian and European trading partners, and the global economy.
We would like to express our deep appreciation to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI), Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT), and the ranking Republican on the Finance Committee, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), for their strong bipartisan leadership on this important issue and for their unrelenting efforts to bolster U.S. business and job growth.
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