Small Biz Group Declares Need For 'Fast Track' Trade Bill

Law360, New York (January 23, 2014, 7:48 PM EST) -- An industry group representing small businesses and entrepreneurs urged lawmakers to move forward with a plan to grant “fast track” trade power to the president, saying Tuesday that the provision is critical to closing trade deals that would help the U.S. economy grow.

The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, an advocacy group with about 100,000 members, voiced support for legislation introduced Jan. 9 that would restore trade promotion authority, a provision — sometimes called fast-track or TPA — that allows the executive branch to negotiate trade...
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