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Fast-track authority for Trans-Pacific Partnership advances in Senate
Fast-track authority for Trans-Pacific Partnership advances in Senate

WASHINGTON — After a flurry of last-minute legislative wrangling, the Senate on Thursday advanced a measure that would give President Obama so-called fast-track authority to complete a pending trade pact with leading Pacific nations. Senators voted 62 to 38 to push forward the measure, which is supported by the White House and most Republicans but opposed by many Democrats worried that the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership would hurt American workers. Obama, who personally telephoned at least one key West Coast Democrat as the vote dragged during final floor negotiations, thanked senators "who took a big step forward." The president said his trade agenda "is...

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