Congress Closer to Trade Bill
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Apr 16, 2015 01:37 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Leaders on the Senate Finance Committee introduced a bill Thursday to give the Obama administration Trade Promotion Authority that would ideally close a deal on a 12-country Pacific trade agreement.

Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, introduced the bill with committee ranking member Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, and House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

The Obama administration had Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Ambassador Michael Froman testify at a Senate Finance Committee hearing earlier in the morning on TPA. The White House considers Trade Promotion Authority essential to finalizing the Trans ...

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