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Hatch Doubts TPP Vote In 2016, Says GOP Would Get Better Deal On Drugs

November 6, 2015 at 3:06 PM
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) on Friday (Nov. 6) expressed doubt that Congress will take up legislation to implement the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) during the Obama administration and argued that a future Republican administration would negotiate a better deal on intellectual property protections for drugs. After delivering an address to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's 2015 Global IP Summit, Hatch told reporters that “it will be difficult for Congress to take [TPP] up during an election year.” He...

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