GOP leaders vow to resurrect Obama trade deal

by Dave Boyer and Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times  |  published on June 19, 2015

29561dc8038d19096f0f6a706700afb9_c0-565-3694-2718_s561x327Republican leaders will try to resurrect the trade deal Democrats sank less than a week ago, planning a revote Thursday and insisting they will corral enough votes to approve fast-track negotiating powers that President Obama needs to complete a legacy-building Pacific Rim agreement.

Mr. Obama met Wednesday afternoon with Democratic lawmakers who support free trade to make sure they will vote for the plan, and House Republican leaders began the process of forcing a revote on powers known as Trade Promotion Authority, which is favored in their party, and Trade Adjustment Assistance, which is generally a Democratic priority.

Democrats last week voted against Trade Adjustment Assistance as a way of poisoning the package, so Republican leaders have decided to split the bill and pass Trade Promotion Authority first, then leave it to Mr. Obama to rally enough Democrats to pass Trade Adjustment Assistance.

  • Catherine McCoy

    READ THIS. Boehner was paid 5.3 million to vote for TPP. Kevin McCarty -2.4 million, Paul Ryan- 2.4 million, Pat Tiberi -1/6 million. Rand and Ted also voted for it:

  • rmagnano

    97% of them belong in the unemployment line or in JAIL. They are famous for their togetherness speeches but they always do the opposite. The hole House
    of Government needs a repainting. BLACK for doom & gloom. This current Government is definitely not the same one I learned about when I was in school.

  • Mike N

    I don’t know if they are guided by big money or blackmail. It is hard to understand their passion for passing this bill.

  • Mike N

    The Republican leadership is corrupt.

  • cyndie

    you know, i wonder what these idiots see in the mirror in the morning when they shave? could it be a crown of gold? or maybe that vacation of a lifetime, perhaps it’s a new home a new jet a new car? hard to imagine isn’t it. right, because they have no imagination in that thick skull of theirs.

  • KDC

    What is wrong with the establishment republicans? Are they really this twisted to give BO any fast track to anything? He’s a liar with an agenda who doesn’t give a hoot about America or the citizens. He’s bent on destroying America’s sovereignty so the playing field is equal. Typical socialist/communist! And Boehner, McConnel and anyone else pushing for this should be held accountable.

  • Paul Nix

    monacall: You took the exact words right out of my mouth. Like you, I cannot stand “ANY” of the leaders in our government. It is so frustrating that they all are so dishonest & arrogant that they do not listen to the American people in any way It is like a horror movie that never ends……it only gets worse! They all should be in prison for treason!!!

  • reagangs

    Hey!!! RINOs. Big mistake. Let it go and think, for once. These IDIOTS need to be fired. We need to have term limits because of crap like this.

  • monacall

    What is wrong with these people? I’m so sick of them…. they are traitors… none are any good. Republicans or democrats…. both are worthless and should all be fired…. why would anyone want to give anyone this much power? I’m done with both parties…. they are both working together to destroy this country…

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