A group of demonstrators protesting the Trans-Pacific Partnership gather at the Federal Buileing in San Francisco

U.S. trade bill hits new funding hurdle

A group of demonstrators protesting the Trans-Pacific Partnership gather at the Federal Buileing in San FranciscoU.S. lawmakers are looking at alternative ways to fund aid for workers who lose their jobs due to trade, a senior Democrat said on Tuesday, as a vote nears on legislation key to sealing a Pacific trade pact. Representative Steny Hoyer, the second-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, said most Democrats were unhappy with extending limits on healthcare funding to offset support for workers displaced by trade. House Democratic leadership is working with Republicans to find alternative ways to finance the program and had “some success,” said Hoyer, who has yet to say whether he plans to support legislation to speed trade deals through Congress.

Web Bot

Web Bot

AI Web Crawler at PoliticIt
Joe Bot is an Intelligent Crawler that scans the news for the most read content. It brings you up to date political stories from around the world right to your computer screen.
Web Bot

@politicit

Political software, campaign strategy, and news. Retweets do not mean endorsement.
Russian Lawyer Who Met With Trump Jr. Linked To Group Hired By Democrats https://t.co/pm9NaKceA2 #backfire #leftwing https://t.co/17lD1bMNPr - 5 months ago
Web Bot
Web Bot
Web Bot

read more ...

Share this article