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Reichert Says About 15 Republicans Will Oppose TPP Over Tobacco

December 3, 2015 at 8:50 PM
Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA), the chairman of the House Ways & Means trade subcommittee, warned Thursday (Dec. 3) that securing congressional passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement will be more difficult than winning approval of the fast-track bill in June, in part because at the moment roughly 15 House Republicans who voted for fast track would oppose TPP over its treatment of tobacco. Reichert, who spoke during a meeting of the President's Export Council (PEC), flagged the tobacco issue...

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