Skip to comments.Bill key to Obama trade push faces Dem opposition
Posted on 01/09/2014 8:29:36 PM PST by Olog-hai
Legislation key to President Barack Obamas agenda to boost exports to the fast-growing economies of the Asia-Pacific is being welcomed by business but faces stiff opposition from Obamas fellow Democrats.
A bill to grant the president fast track authority for negotiating trade deals was introduced Thursday, co-sponsored by a senior Democrat and two leading Republicans.
Fast track, which was last approved in 2002 and expired in 2007, assures that the administration can negotiate trade deals that Congress can accept or reject but cannot change.
The administration will be counting on strong support from Republicans, who traditionally are more supportive of free trade pacts than Democrats. Such bipartisanship, however, is a rarity in the divisive political atmosphere that has severely hampered Obama and last fall culminated in a partial government shutdown.
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Since when does O need authority? He just go?es around Congress. He’s a THUG. Got that Megyn Kelly?
It might fun if Republicans came out and supported this as long as Obama does.
Sort of turned the tables on Dems.
Split them for a change.
Amazing the dems are actually reining in the king on something. Good deal, for once something I agree with. From what I read, this is supposed to be the beginning of Obammies New World Order so we don’t want to allow this fast tract to happen.
They’ve forgotten all about it. I went by the Dumpster earlier today & I think nearly all of the threads were about Christie.