GOP Sens. Say Obama Needs To Plug Trade Bill

Law360, New York (January 16, 2014, 4:07 PM EST) -- Senate Republicans pushed the Obama administration on Thursday to make a stronger case for a trade promotion bill that, they said, would make it easier to close negotiations for trade agreements that would help American businesses and increase jobs.

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said he was disappointed that U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman did not accept an invitation to testify Thursday at a Senate Finance Committee hearing to consider legislation that would renew trade promotion authority. The authority, also called “fast track” and TPA, would allow...
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