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After Setback, Trade Backers Seek Another Round on Capitol Hill

  • Michael Bowman

This week will feature concerted efforts to save President Barack Obama’s trade agenda, after lawmakers of his own Democratic Party scuttled a vote critical for eventual congressional approval of blockbuster free trade pacts spanning the Atlantic and the Pacific. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, the Republican-led House of Representatives could vote again on a worker retraining program tied to the trade promotion authority (TPA), which subjects deals to simple up-or-down votes.

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