The Export-Import Bank, created by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to help foreign customers buy U.S. goods, has been reauthorized 16 times, usually with little fuss and often with strong Republican support.
When Donald Trump disparaged Mexican immigrants as “rapists” and drug-runners during his presidential announcement, the slurs were initially dismissed as just another outrageous pronouncement from the blustery billionaire.
Congress gave final approval Thursday to a program that provides funds for retraining workers who lose their jobs to overseas trade, a key component of President Obama's trade agenda.
Nearly two weeks after his ambitious trade agenda was nearly derailed by fellow Democrats, President Obama is poised to clinch the biggest legislative victory of his second term with a Senate vote Wednesday that would give him the authority he says he needs to complete a sweeping 12-nation Pacific...
President Obama stood in a posh home overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge one night last week, ticking off Democratic achievements during his time in office before lightheartedly noting recent turbulence within the party.
President Obama's ambitious trade agenda got back on track Thursday as the Republican-led House overcame Democratic opposition to approve a fast-track authority bill the administration says it needs to negotiate a sweeping 12-nation Pacific trade deal.
Trying to salvage President Obama's trade agenda, Republican leaders in Congress plan to vote again Thursday on legislation giving the president fast-track negotiating authority, sidestepping House Democrats’ opposition and leaving the future of a worker-assistance program uncertain.
Days after President Obama's trade agenda was scuttled by members of his own party, the White House and congressional Republicans have found no clear path forward, raising doubts about what was supposed to be one of the administration's final legislative accomplishments.