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Obama Gets Second Chance: Senate Reaches Trade Deal

President Obama will get another vote on fast track trade authority, as it appears Democratic progressives backed down from their insistence that legislation they back be considered together with the bill.

From The Hill:

The Senate will vote at noon Thursday on a stand-alone customs and enforcement bill that includes currency manipulation language and a stand-alone package of trade preferences for sub-Saharan Africa, according to a Senate aide. Both measures will require 60 votes to pass.

Democrats earlier this week asked for both proposals to be combined with fast-track, or trade promotion authority (TPA), as it’s also known, and Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), a program for helping displaced U.S. workers.

After the Senate votes on the customs and Africa trade measures, Democrats have agreed to begin debate on a package consisting of TPA and TAA. It would be subject to an open-amendment process, giving senators broad opportunity to vote on changes.

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4 Responses to Obama Gets Second Chance: Senate Reaches Trade Deal

  1. Here we go again. The RINO’s can’t wait to pass an Obama secret trade agreement. Is there anything that they will stand up too?

    Another giant screw coming for the middle class and all workers. Thanks RINO’s for caring the water for Obummer the worst POTUS ever!!!!!!!!!!

  2. This is all about sneaking in the TPP or Trans Pacific Partnership. The document is secret and that cannot be good.

    Anything that is being played like this is really bad for the American people.

  3. Secret trade deals, secret pacts, wiped hard drives, executive privilege, national security secrets, etc etc.
    We, the people, have no idea what is going on in DC, nor do we know what the elites are planning or what they have already done.

    • Add to that the stonewalling the administration is getting away with on Fast and Furious, Benghazi, IRS scandals,….
      It appears that the Obama administration will be long gone before we ever get any answers.
      Maybe that is the plan.