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Trade Rep Sees Hope on TPA
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Fri Feb 21, 2014 09:16 AM CST

ARLINGTON, Va. (DTN) -- U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman signaled late Thursday that the Obama administration plans to convince Congress to pass trade promotion authority by negotiating such a strong Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement that members will want to give the administration the authority to finish it.

"We'll have the votes, provided we bring back a good agreement. Our focus now is to bring back a good agreement, including in agriculture," Froman said in a speech during the Agriculture Department's Agricultural Outlook Forum dinner shortly before he took off for a negotiating session in Singapore.

Asked about how to convince Senate ...

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