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Senate Advances Trade Promotion Authority

By JM Rieger and Matthew Fleming

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The Senate voted to advance Trade Promotion Authority Tuesday, keeping President Barack Obama’s trade agenda on track. The TPA vote was always going to be close, and the Senate voted 60-37 to cut off debate — the bare minimum to advance. The 2-vote margin of error from last month when the Senate last approved the measure was cut in half Tuesday morning, as Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced his opposition to TPA unless Republican leaders commit to killing the Export-Import Bank. Read more.

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