Lawmakers Oppose 'Fast-Track' Authority On Trade Deals

Law360, Los Angeles (November 13, 2013, 5:20 PM EST) -- A bipartisan group of more than 170 lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives recently said they oppose granting President Barack Obama's so-called fast-track authority to push through trade agreements, potentially complicating the administration's plans to swiftly enact a proposed free trade deal with 12 Pacific Rim countries.

The group of more than 150 Democrats and 20 Republicans said in letters to the president dated Friday and Tuesday, respectively, that they were unwilling to reinstate trade promotion or "fast-track" authority for the White House that would...
To view the full article, register now.