GE applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for overwhelmingly passing today legislation to establish permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) with Russia and to repeal the Jackson-Vanik amendment. We urge the U.S. Senate to pass this legislation so U.S. companies and workers can compete in Russia on a level playing field with our global competitors. About GE GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works. For more information, visit the company's website at www.ge.com.