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Tag Archives: Trade Promotion Authority

TPA UPDATE

US fast track trade authority on Tuesday got enough votes in US Senate for clearing procedural hurdles. The 60-37 vote effectively ends any filibuster that opponents might mount and sets up the fast-track bill to pass the Senate by Wednesday.

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TRADE UPDATE

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says Republicans are “very committed” to enacting a fast-track trade bill, but wouldn’t tip his hand as to how they would overcome Democratic resistance that stalled a section of the measure.

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TPA UPDATE

The Senate passed Trade Promotion Authority before heading into Memorial Day recess, capping off a tumultuous week that also included committee action in the House and Senate ag panels and a final ruling from the World Trade Organization on a country-of-origin labeling law.

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ACTION REQUEST

Call Senator Durbin and Senator Kirk today and ask them to support Trade Promotion Authority.  For more on the action request visit FarmWeekNow.com.

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TRADE VOTE UPDATE

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid and New York Sen. Charles Schumer are proposing a compromise to move forward on President Obama’s trade agenda, as reported by The Hill.

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TPA UPDATE

The House Ways and Means Committee Thursday night approved, 25-13, a Trade Promotion Authority bill one day after the Senate Finance Committee advanced its version of the legislation, which guarantees that trade deals can get an up-or-down-vote in Congress without any chance of being amended.  The stage is now set for floor fights over whether to… read more

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TPA UPDATE

Top Senate lawmakers said they are ready to introduce long-delayed trade legislation Thursday that could pave the way for President Barack Obama to conclude a major agreement with 11 nations around the Pacific. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) told a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee they are close to finishing… read more

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PUSHING TPA

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack is urging farmers, ranchers and agribusiness owners to “personally lobby” Congress to quickly pass fast track negotiating authority for President Obama and to support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement.

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