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Thu Apr 30, 2015, 11:23 AM

Obama trade bill in trouble

The measure, a top White House priority, is drawing serious opposition from both parties.

By Jake Sherman, John Bresnahan and Doug Palmer

4/29/15 6:49 PM EDT

Updated 4/30/15 10:09 AM EDT

The House is currently dozens of votes short of being able to pass legislation that would allow President Barack Obama to send trade deals to Congress for fast approval, according to senior lawmakers and aides in both parties, imperiling a top White House priority for the presidentís final years in office.

At this point, upward of 75 House Republicans could vote against trade promotion authority if it comes up for a vote in the coming weeks, according to aides and lawmakers involved in the process. Some of the lawmakers fear job losses in their districts from free trade; others distrust Obama and oppose giving him more power.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/04/barack-obama-trade-bill-in-trouble-117485.html






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Response to Dem2 (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 11:28 AM

1. Good news!

I needed some good news today.

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Thu Apr 30, 2015, 12:17 PM

2. Paul Ryan is optimistic.

(Reuters) - A key U.S. lawmaker said on Thursday he is optimistic Congress will pass legislation key to a Pacific trade pact and said he is open to considering stronger rules against currency manipulation in a separate bill.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/30/us-usa-trade-ryan-idUSKBN0NL1OD20150430

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Response to Dem2 (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 12:18 PM

3. Good

 

Trade deals like this erode civil rights by shifting power to the oligarchy. Fuck his trade deal.

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Thu Apr 30, 2015, 12:19 PM

4. Good.

 

Eom

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