Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the International Trade Bill

May 8, 1987

The bill reported yesterday by the Senate Finance Committee represents an improvement over the original Senate version, but very serious problems remain with several of its provisions. Other Senate committees will be reporting their related bills in the days ahead. As the President has said, he would like to get trade legislation from Congress he can sign, but what we have seen to date is not at all encouraging.