Michael Froman Urges Congress to Renew Trade Promotion Authority

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Michael Froman
Michael Froman

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman has called on lawmakers to move forward with legislation intended to expand President President Obama’s authority to negotiate trade agreements, Politico reported Tuesday.

Doug Palmer writes the push comes as the administration works to finalize a Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement by the end of the year.

Such a bill would allow the president to submit trade deals for congressional vote without lawmakers being able to amend it, according to the report.

That bill would also give legislators the opportunity to set negotiating objectives and establish strategies to pass agreements in both the House and Senate, Palmer reports.

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