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Washington Insider--Thursday
Thu Oct 31, 2013 05:53 AM CDT

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

House Members Begin Campaign to Support TPP, Trade Promotion Authority

A bipartisan group of House members is getting behind the administration's efforts to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement currently being negotiated with 11 other Pacific Rim nations. And a key part of their campaign involves convincing their colleagues to approve the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) that will be required for the Obama administration to conclude the negotiations and for Congress to approve the TPP under a fast-track process.

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