Senate advances TPA bill

Senate advances TPA bill

Ag groups praise Senate for taking next step to position TPP talks for end game.

FOLLOWING a week of debate on the floor before the Memorial Day recess, the Senate approved its trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation on May 22 by a vote of 62-37.

TPA is an important trade tool that effectively combines Congress' authority to regulate foreign commerce alongside the President's authority to negotiate trade treaties. It reinforces the role of Congress to set negotiation priorities and requires the President to consult extensiv

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