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|1. Senate advances fast-track trade bill |
|The Senate voted 60-37 on Tuesday to advance Obama’s fast-track trade bill, narrowly avoiding a filibuster that could have derailed the legislation for a second time. The bill, now expectedly to easily pass on Wednesday, is intended to help Obama seal a 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership by letting him present trade deals to Congress for up-or-down votes, with no amendments. The pact would cover roughly 40 percent of the global economy, and House Democrats pushing for U.S. labor protections tried to block it.
Source: Los Angeles Times
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