This week, congress is expected to debate whether or not to restore Trade Promotion Authority. TPA, if enacted, would require the Administration to notify and consult with Congress over trade agreements, and would outline Congress’s guidance for the president on these negotiations. Trade agreements are extremely important to the U.S. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF) “Trade Matters” study, 6.9 million retail jobs are related to international trade. This week’s decision could hugely affect the future of international trade.