U.S. top trade official optimistic on fast-track power

U.S. Trade Representative Froman speaks at a press conference during the Trans Pacific Partnership meeting of trade representatives in SydneyWASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said on Wednesday he still hopes for bipartisan support in Congress on granting the White House the authority to fast track trade deals but added the timing was up to lawmakers. Congress has yet to consider a Trade Promotion Authority bill, introduced in January, that would prevent lawmakers from amending trade deals in exchange for setting negotiating objectives. …

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