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Vilsack Whips Support for TPA
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Fri Feb 27, 2015 02:35 PM CST

PHOENIX (DTN) -- Following a theme he's revisited throughout his tenure as agriculture secretary, Tom Vilsack is effectively working as the White House's legislative whip trying to drum up support for Trade Promotion Authority.

Every speech and every appearance eventually touches on getting Congress to quickly authorize Trade Promotion Authority so the White House can close the deal on the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Trade Promotion Authority, or TPA, locks in demands by Congress in the negotiations, but prevents Congress from trying to alter a trade deal once it is presented to them for an up or down vote.

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