Inside US Trade: Obama Signals Trade Votes Still Up In The Air After Leaving Meeting With Dems

June 12, 2015


Updated at 10:55 a.m.: President Obama signaled after leaving a meeting with the House Democratic Caucus this morning (June 12) that it is still up in the air whether the House later in the day will pass a bill renewing Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) that is a major legislative priority for him.

[Reposted from Inside US Trade  |  June 12, 2015]

"I don't think you ever nail down anything around here. It's always moving," Obama told reporters, when asked whether there were sufficient votes for passage. Both the TPA and TAA votes must succeed in order for the Senate-passed bill which contains them, H.R. 1314, to pass the House and go to the president's desk.

Obama spoke after leaving the caucus meeting, where he was expected to make the case to Democrats for TAA reauthorization.

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