Fast-Track Authority Key To FTA With EU, Lawmakers Hear

Law360, New York (May 16, 2013, 6:25 PM EDT) -- Republican lawmakers and a policy expert at a House committee hearing Thursday again pushed for the White House to seek the renewal of so-called fast-track authority, saying the legislation will be crucial to securing a planned free trade agreement with the European Union.

At a hearing of the House Committee on Ways and Means on the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, Reps. Charles W. Boustany Jr., R-La., and Aaron Schock, R-Ill., both raised the issue of fast-tracking, which gives the executive branch the power to...
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