'Fast-Track' Power Key To Finishing Trade Deals, Obama Says

Law360, New York (September 19, 2013, 4:58 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama said Thursday that it's critical for Congress to pass legislation granting his administration “fast-track” trade authority as the U.S. aims to complete negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and a trade pact with the European Union.

Speaking at a meeting of the President's Export Council — a panel comprised of federal agency officials, members of Congress, business leaders and state and local government officials — Obama stressed the need for Congress to grant trade promotion authority to support the White House's trade negotiation efforts...
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