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McConnell: Trade May Be Biggest Accomplishment of 114th Congress

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After a 20-6 vote approving a “fast-track” trade deal in committee last week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said he would bring up the bill for floor consideration “very soon,” later adding that trade and Iran may be the biggest achievements of the 114th Congress. “When we look back on this Congress — with the possible exception of the Iran nuclear issue — putting America back in the trade business, could be the biggest accomplishment of this Congress,” McConnell said. “This is not a Trade Promotion Authority just for Barack Obama — this is a six year deal — it means the next president, whoever that is, can be engaged with the rest of the world in trying to promote American exports, and I think that’s important for our country.”

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