Agricultural groups praised the Senate for its Friday evening vote approving Trade Promotion Authority for President Barack Obama as everyone from the president to the American Farm Bureau called on the House to follow suit quickly with its own legislation.
The Senate voted 62-37 on Friday evening to pass Trade Promotion Authority, which would give the White House a better chance to reach a final agreement on the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership. The House will not take up the bill until it returns from its Memorial Day break.
Thirteen Democrats sided with 49 Republicans to back the bill in the Senate.
Senate Finance Chairman Orrin ...