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House Passes Trade Promotion Authority Bill

By JM Rieger and Emma Dumain

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The House narrowly passed Trade Promotion Authority Thursday — the first step of many to resurrect President Barack Obama’s trade agenda after his own party torpedoed a combined bill last week.The chamber voted 218-208 on TPA, which will give him the latitude to negotiate a 12-nation Pacific trade deal sought by most Republicans and a small number of Democrats. Just 28 Democrats backed the president, while 50 Republicans voted “no.” Read more.

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