White House Must Seek Fast-Track Trade Authority, Sens. Say

Law360, New York (March 19, 2013, 3:57 PM EDT) -- Lawmakers in both parties on Tuesday once again pushed the Obama administration to ask Congress for so-called fast-track authority to aid in talks over comprehensive trade agreements in the Pacific and with the European Union.

At a U.S. Senate Finance Committee hearing on the administration's 2013 trade agenda, both Republicans and Democrats told the White House to request the authority, formally known as Trade Promotion Authority. Fast-tracking legislation gives the executive branch the power to negotiate trade deals that Congress can only approve or disapprove by...
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