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Finance Approves Amended Fast-Track Bill, TAA Along With Preference, Enforcement Bills

April 23, 2015 at 12:05 AM
Updated: The Senate Finance Committee late Wednesday night (April 22) approved by a vote of 20-6 a bill that would extend Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) to the president for up to six years, with amendments regarding its negotiating objectives addressing boycotts of Israel and human rights. A third amendment added to the TPA bill, offered by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), prohibits expedited congressional consideration of trade agreements with any country that is classified in the most egregious...

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