TPA bill clears congressional committees

TPA bill clears congressional committees

Senate and House committees send strong pro-trade message in approving trade bills.

THE Senate Finance Committee marked up and approved the proposed trade promotion authority (TPA) bill last Wednesday by a vote of 20-6, and the House Ways & Means Committee followed suit Thursday with its own debate on the bill, which it approved by a bipartisan vote of 25-13.

TPA, seen as an essential assurance to foreign trading partners that Congress won't amend any negotiated package, offers Congress the ability to vote up or down on any fr

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