WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today issued the following statement after he voted against the motion to proceed on Fast Track:

“We can’t have trade promotion without trade enforcement. Today, Senate Democrats stood united and demanded a full and thorough debate of trade policy. We cannot rush through the largest trade deal ever while leaving American workers and manufacturers behind. We must consider all four trade bills reported out of the Finance Committee as one package. This will help crack down on currency manipulation, give American industries – like the steel industry – new tools to fight back when their competitors cheat, and put an end to the import of products made with child labor.”