Congress May Use 'Fast-Track' Bill To Up Trade Input: Aide

Law360, New York (September 20, 2013, 5:08 PM EDT) -- Lawmakers may seek to tie more congressional oversight of trade negotiations to legislation that would reauthorize so-called fast-track trade authority for the Obama administration, an aide to the Democratic members of the House Ways and Means Committee said Friday.

Jason Kearns, chief trade counsel for the Democrats on the Ways and Means Committee, said his “main boss” — Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., the ranking member of the committee — is likely to push for increased congressional input on trade negotiations as part of a bill to...
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