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BSA Praises the Senate’s Passage of Trade Promotion Authority Legislation

WASHINGTON — May 22, 2015 —

BSA | The Software Alliance commended the Senate’s 62-37 vote in passing Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation, a critical step in strengthening the future of international digital trade.

“The Senate passing TPA represents a huge win. By doing so, the Senate has reinforced America’s leadership on international trade, and the software industry’s ability to operate globally. TPA is indispensable when it comes to ensuring we can continue to compete and grow, and help ensure the U.S. can stand up for American companies in the face of global threats to close markets,” said BSA President and CEO Victoria Espinel.

“This bipartisan legislation makes it clear that new trade agreements must include effective and enforceable provisions on the free flow of data and sound protection for all forms of intellectual property,” Espinel added. “This is necessary to truly be considered a 21st century trade agreement. I applaud Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch and Ranking Member Ron Wyden, and other leaders in the Senate who have championed this legislation. We look forward to the House taking up this legislation so we can see TPA signed into law.”

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BSA | The Software Alliance ( is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that spark the economy and improve modern life. With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 60 countries, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.
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