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Currency Amendment Defeat Partially Due To Senators Breaking 2013 Pledge

May 28, 2015 at 8:40 PM
Among the 51 senators who joined together on May 22 to kill an amendment to a Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill that would have required the United States to seek enforceable rules against currency manipulation in free trade agreements were 10 who two years ago demanded exactly that from the Obama administration. The amendment was defeated by a vote of 51-48 on May 22. Among the ten were three Democrats -- Sens. Chris Coons (D-DE), Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Ron...

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