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Republican senator voices opposition to advancing fast-track bill

United States Senator Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference in MobileConservative Republican U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions warned on Thursday against rushing ahead with a “fast-track” bill that President Barack Obama wants to help him complete a Pacific Rim trade deal, indicating some erosion of support for the measure. The Alabama senator voted on May 14 to allow the trade promotion authority bill to clear a procedural hurdle and allow debate on the legislation. Another procedural vote, aimed at moving the legislation toward passage, is set for Thursday.

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