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TPA Bill Could Move in Congress Early 2014



(NAFB)--According to House Ways and Means Chair Dave Camp - lawmakers have made considerable progress in pulling together a Trade Promotion Authority bill. In fact - he expects Congress to pass a bill within the first few months of the new year as long as the Administration actively participates. The Obama Administration has been calling on Congress to approve TPA - which would allow any trade deal to move through Congress swiftly as lawmakers can only vote them up or down. The Administration needs TPA to secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Camp said concluding those negotiations - and other trade agreements - will require congressional passage of Trade Promotion Authority legislation.

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