Obama Delivers the U.S. on TPP Platter*
On Monday President Obama signed into law the so-called “fast-track” bill, setting the stage for approval of the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership.
The fast-track bill, officially known as the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), was one of two bills signed by Obama. The president also signed the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) act which is supposed to extend aid to workers who might lose their jobs as a consequence of the TPP or other so-called free trade deals.
Following the signing, Darlene Superville, White House reporter for The Associated Press,tweeted:
@POTUS at trade bill signing: ‘I thought I’d start off the week with something we should do more often, a truly bipartisan bill signing’
Despite the bipartisan nature of the bill, President Obama acknowledged the hurdles that remain for the TPP.
“We still have some tough negotiations that are going to be taking place. The debate will not…
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