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Senate Swats Trade Promotion Authority Legislation

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) may be one step further from advancing now that Senate Democrats have blocked consideration of trade promotion authority legislation (TPA).

Passing TPA, or fast track, would have meant President Obama could present a trade agreement to Congress to ratify or reject, but not amend. But on Tuesday, the Senate voted 52-45 on the motion to begin debating the bill, eight votes shy of the 60 needed to proceed.

Read more at Sourcing Journal.