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Denis R. McDonough

Path forward uncertain as trade measure stalls in Congress

Path forward uncertain as trade measure stalls in Congress

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. Republican leaders vowed Monday to press ahead in their rare alliance with the Obama administration against Democratic leaders and organized labor over a trade measure that the White House says is crucial to securing an ambitious 12-nation Pacific Rim pact known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. But in a sign of the challenges still ahead, tentative plans to vote again Tuesday on the defeated portion of the...

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