Capitol Hill Maneuvering Opens Door For Stalled Trade Bills

By Alex Lawson (June 18, 2015, 6:25 PM EDT) -- After weeks of acrimonious debate and procedural stalling, leaders in both chambers of the U.S. Congress have begun pursuing an elaborate legislative strategy that experts say resolves all remaining hurdles to a bundle of trade legislation that the Obama administration views as crucial to its economic legacy.

That strategy saw its first step Thursday as the U.S. House of Representatives voted to renew Trade Promotion Authority, its second such vote in less than a week. TPA now heads to the U.S. Senate and has been officially unlinked from a vote on the Trade Adjustment Assistance program that caused the entire package to...

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