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House revives Obama trade effort

Posted by New Leaders Council 4 Admin on June 18, 2015 at 3:49 PM

Originally published on June 18, 2015 by Jake Sherman and Manu Raju for POLITICO.

President Barack Obama’s trade agenda was jolted back to life Thursday, as the House voted narrowly to grant him fast-track authority to finalize a sweeping accord with 11 other Pacific Rim nations.

Now, in order to score a major victory on a centerpiece of his economic agenda, he has to convince a handful of key Senate Democrats to take a leap of faith. So far, they’re holding back.

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