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State of the Union Address

Lawmakers Differ On How To Interpret Tepid Response To Obama TPP Push

January 13, 2016 at 5:50 AM
Corrected: Members of Congress on Tuesday night (Jan. 12) gave differing interpretations of the lukewarm response to President Obama's push for congressional approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) during his State of the Union address. Obama's call elicited applause from members of his Cabinet and some House Democrats who voted for fast track in 2015, but few others in the chamber. Several lawmakers said the tepid response showed there is no support right now in Congress for passing...


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