House passes stand-alone TPA bill

House passes stand-alone TPA bill

Senate now will decide whether to take up stand-alone TPA bill or one that includes trade adjustment assistance.

THE House passed trade promotion authority (TPA) as a stand-alone bill by a vote of 218-208 last Thursday. TPA grants the President negotiating authority.

The vote followed an unsuccessful attempt the previous week to pass TPA as a package that previously was approved by the Senate.

The bill now returns to the Senate and is part of an effort by congressional leadership to put TPA back on track following the unexpected defeat

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