White House Pushes for Votes on Trade

July 11, 2011 at 7:00 am

The White House and congressional leaders said Tuesday they would push for votes on three long-delayed free-trade deals and government aid to displaced workers, a risky maneuver that could determine the fate of the trade agenda for the rest of President Barack Obama’s term.

Mr. Obama is gambling that he can overcome Republican opposition to his proposal to tie approval of the long-stalled treaties with South Korea, Colombia and Panama to the renewal in scaled-back form of the longtime Trade Adjustment Assistance program for workers hurt by foreign competition. Senior administration officials say that if the TAA program fails,  Read more.

E. Williamson, Wallstreet Journal, JUNE 29, 2011

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