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McConnell Casts Serious Doubt Over TPP Lame-Duck Vote, Says Deal Will Hold For Next President

May 4, 2016 at 5:55 PM
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) this week strongly downplayed the chances for a congressional vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership in a lame-duck session, though he stopped short of completely ruling it out. McConnell, in a May 1 interview with the agriculture news service AgriPulse, declined to entirely rule out chances for a lame-duck vote, saying, “No, I make no guarantees about the outcome this year.” But he emphasized that the deal's prospects appear “bleak” in 2016. According to McConnell,...

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