Obama’s Trade Bill Gets Boost as Mitch McConnell Vows Vote ‘Soon’

The Senate majority leader says he has been working with the White House on passing the deal.

Bloomberg.com
By Billy House
5/5/15

The U.S. Senate will take up legislation to give President Barack Obama the trade negotiating authority he wants “very soon,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said.

“It’s been almost an out of body experience but we’ve been working closely with the White House,” McConnell told reporters Tuesday as he said the trade bill would follow action on two other measures. “We’re working together to try to get it across the finish line.”

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, a foe of “fast-track” trade authority, called on Republicans to first consider measures to extend federal highway funding and modify U.S. surveillance laws…
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