Reid Unlikely To Put Trade Fast-Track Bill On Senate Floor

Law360, Washington (January 29, 2014, 8:12 PM EST) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., signaled Wednesday that he was unlikely to bring to the Senate floor a bill that would grant President Barack Obama the authority to “fast track” trade agreements by removing Congress’ ability to amend the deals, saying he doesn’t support the legislation.

Among other measures, the legislation, the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act, would restore the trade promotion authority which last expired in 2007, giving the president the authority to negotiate trade deals alone while blocking legislators from doing more than...
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