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US Senate advances trade negotiating authority for Obama

Following days of obstruction from lawmakers in President Barack Obama's own Democratic party, the Senate advanced a bill Thursday allowing him to finalize swiftly a landmark Pacific trade pactFollowing days of obstruction from lawmakers in President Barack Obama’s own Democratic party, the US Senate advanced contentious legislation allowing him to swiftly finalize a landmark Pacific trade pact. The 65 to 33 vote marked a victory for the White House and free-trade Republicans who had united in an effort to press ahead with Obama’s biggest domestic legislative priority in the remaining 20 months of his presidency. Thursday’s vote merely opened debate on so-called “trade promotion authority,” which would allow Obama — and his successor — to negotiate international trade accords and present them to Congress for a yes-or-no vote, with lawmakers prevented from making any changes. The measure also provides assistance for US workers hurt by globalization, and sets 150 objectives for Washington to negotiate into the accords, including provisions on human rights.

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