In this Feb. 19 photo, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) speaks in Salt Lake City. Top lawmakers struck a bipartisan agreement on Thursday to allow President Barack Obama to negotiate trade deals subject to a yes-or-no vote from Congress without the possibility of changes. The "fast-track" legislation comes as Obama seeks a sweeping trade deal with 11 Pacific nations.
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