Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Senate Passes Fast Track - Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 See How Your Senator Voted to Give Obama Authority

Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake  Vote Yes
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This CFR Backgrounder explores the future of U.S. trade policy.

The measure, known as trade promotion authority, would let Obama submit trade agreements to Congress for an expedited, up-or-down vote without amendments. It would give the authority to Obama and the next president for six years as part of a package that revamps U.S. trade policy into the next decade.
House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued a joint statement vowing that Congress would send President Barack Obama a package of trade bills that would allow him to finish negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Senate voted to give Obama fast-track trade negotiation authority. 
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