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State Dept. Official: Geopolitics Will Persuade Lawmakers To Pass TPP In Lame-Duck

October 11, 2016 at 1:18 PM
Enough members of Congress will ultimately support the Trans-Pacific Partnership in a post-election lame-duck session largely due to the negative geopolitical implications of failing to ratify the deal, according to Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel. “TPP is moving towards ratification in many countries and although it’s an uphill battle here, President Obama has fulfilled the requirements outlined in the Trade Promotion Authority Congress passed last year and he is determined to win ratification...

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