Ways & Means GOP Demands Fast-Track Law Before TPP Deal

Law360, New York (July 18, 2014, 2:52 PM EDT) -- Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday informed the Obama administration that it would not back a final Trans-Pacific Partnership deal until legislation is passed laying down benchmarks for the agreement in exchange for quick congressional approval.

In a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, all 23 Republican members of the powerful congressional trade panel said that the White House needs to improve its engagement with lawmakers on passing Trade Promotion Authority, adding that they would not even support the broad outlines...
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