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GOP Platform Says No To Lame-Duck Votes On Major Trade Deals

July 18, 2016 at 6:26 PM
Major trade deals should not be voted on during lame-duck sessions of Congress, the Republican Party's official platform states. The platform – introduced today at the party convention in Cleveland – doesn't name the Trans-Pacific Partnership or take a stance on it, but it does come out against a lame-duck vote, which many supporters see as the only chance for its passage this year. The presumptive GOP nominee, Donald Trump, is a staunch opponent of the TPP, and some of...

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