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May 15, 2015

Trans Pacific Partnership: Senate puts trade bill back on track

In a burst of bipartisanship, the Republican-controlled Senate put President Barack Obama’s trade agenda back on course on Thursday, clearing the way for likely approval within days of legislation allowing the administration to negotiate global deals that Congress could support or reject but not change. The 65-33 vote to resurrect the measure capped two days of political intrigue in which Democrats on both sides of the legislation initially joined forces to block action, then reached agreement with Republicans for votes on other enforcement measures to protect workers who lose jobs as a result of exports.  Read More

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