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Trade Bill Picks Up Steam
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Fri Apr 24, 2015 09:45 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- The House Ways and Means Committee late Thursday passed the bill granting fast-track trade authority to President Barack Obama.

The bill, titled the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act, passed the committee on a 25-13 vote, with two Democrats -- Reps. Ron Kind of Wisconsin and Earl Blumenauer of Oregon -- joining all committee Republicans in support.

The Trade Promotion Authority bill, which passed the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday, now heads to the floor in each chamber. Timing is uncertain, but Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said he wants the Senate to act ...

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