Outlook murky for Obama's trade pact in Congress, Clinton weighs in

McCarthy participates in a news conference after a Republican caucus meeting at the Capitol in WashingtonBy Krista Hughes and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hopes of reviving the White House’s drive for a Pacific trade pact looked increasingly uncertain on Monday as no clear path forward for it in Congress emerged and presidential contender Hillary Clinton said her fellow Democrats’ concerns with the pact were legitimate. House of Representatives Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said key legislation for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement only needed to be handled by the end of summer, with no date nailed down for further action in Congress.

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