Fast-Track Opponents Muddy The Waters For US Trade Talks

Law360, New York (November 15, 2013, 7:36 PM EST) -- Scores of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have recently voiced concerns over granting so-called fast-track trade authority to the Obama administration, but whether that opposition will actually disrupt the U.S. trade negotiating agenda remains an open question, attorneys say.

In separate letters to the Obama administration, 151 House Democrats and 22 House Republicans expressed hesitations over a renewal of trade promotion authority, a provision often referred to as "fast-track" or TPA, which generally allows the executive branch to negotiate trade agreements while limiting Congress...
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