Politics Jun 23

McConnell asks senators to cast pro-trade vote once more

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz of Texas has dropped his previous support for President Barack Obama's trade agenda only hours before a crucial Senate vote Tuesday, complicating GOP leaders' hopes of enacting the legislation.

Politics Jun 12

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What’s next after Democrats derail trade bill?

President Obama's long-sought trade deal is in limbo after a key part of the bill was defeated. The House effectively rejected a combination of proposals that would have given the president fast-trade trade authority. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., talks to…

Politics Jun 12

House rejects Obama on trade authority

WASHINGTON — The House derailed a high-profile White House-backed trade bill on Friday, a humiliating defeat for President Barack Obama inflicted by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and dozens of union-backed lawmakers from his own party.

Politics Jun 12

Pelosi announces opposition ahead of trade vote

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama made an unusual 11th-hour appeal to dubious Democrats on Friday in a tense run-up to a House vote on legislation to strengthen his hand in global trade talks.

May 22

Senate clears White House-backed trade bill

In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House.

May 14

Senate votes to advance trade bill

In a burst of bipartisanship, the Republican-controlled Senate put President Barack Obama's trade agenda back on course on Thursday, clearing the way for likely approval within days of legislation allowing the administration to negotiate global deals that Congress could support…

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