Black People Politics : TPA Reloaded: House Narrowly Passes Fast-Track On TPP, Heads To The Senate

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    by Matt Vespa | Jun 18, 2015

    The House is taking another stab at expanding trade powers for President Obama. A procedural vote
    to start debate on trade promotion, or “fast-track,” authority for the pending Trans-Pacific
    Partnership passed 244-181. House Democrats blocked the president’s trade legacy by voting down
    the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) provision, which helps workers detrimentally impacted from
    trade. It’s typically supported by Democrats, but was voted down 302-126 last week in order to kill
    the bill; the House was debating the Senate bill that was passed with TAA/TPA being a packaged deal.
    A failure to pass just one of those provisions would prevent the legislation from heading to Obama’s
    desk for signature due to parliamentary differences. This new renewed push doesn’t include the TAA
    provision, but promises a vote to extend the program, which expires in September in a separate vote
    (via Roll Call):

    Read more: http://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattve...fasttrack-on-tpp-heads-to-the-senate-n2014415
     
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