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Trade Priorities and Accountability Act

Gus Bilirakis justifies his vote to support Trade Promotional Authority

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The House of Representatives earlier today narrowly voted 218-202 to pass the Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act, which approves Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). It’s a victory for President Obama, a week after a previous attempt to approve fast-track authority was blocked by House Democrats concerned that the trade deal would not do enough to protect American workers. That same opposition among members of his own party hasn’t dissipated. Only 28 Democrats voted for the bill, with the overwhelming support coming from…

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