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  • WASHINGTON, June 16- U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Tuesday that Republicans are mulling options on how to move forward on trade and want to pass key legislation as soon as possible. President Barack Obama on Monday but no decision had been made yet. Lawmakers on Friday voted down a worker aid program essential to passing trade...

  • Her criticism on the presidential campaign trail on Monday further dimmed hopes of reviving the White House's drive for a Trans-Pacific Partnership in Congress, a key piece of legislation in Obama's second term. Obama's own Democrats derailed his push for authority to speed trade deals through Congress with a yes-or-no vote on Friday, casting doubt on the...

  • WASHINGTON, June 15- 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...

  • WASHINGTON, June 15- The White House said President Barack Obama could speak to House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Monday in an effort to complete a trade bill. White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters he would "not be surprised" if the two leaders spoke. On Friday, due to opposition from Democrats, the House failed to pass a bill that would...

  • WASHINGTON, June 12- A raging battle over President Barack Obama's request for "fast-track" authority central to improving U.S. ties with Asia resumes in the House of Representatives next week when lawmakers are expected to try to reverse Friday's defeat of linchpin trade legislation. Supporters were heartened, however, when the House narrowly approved a...

  • Key Obama-backed trade bill fails House vote Friday, 12 Jun 2015 | 4:29 PM ET
    The US Capitol building

    The House overwhelmingly defeated the Trade Adjustment Assistance bill—a necessary step for trade promotion authority.

  • WASHINGTON, June 12- The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday delivered a blow, though perhaps a temporary one, to President Barack Obama's signature goal of strengthening ties with Asia when it defeated one measure, but approved another important to finishing a Pacific Rim trade pact. That was quickly followed by the House's narrow approval of a separate...

  • WASHINGTON, June 12- President Barack Obama's goal of strengthening U.S. economic ties with Asia will hang in the balance in Congress on Friday when divided lawmakers vote on legislation central to his hallmark Pacific Rim trade deal. It would be greatly advanced if Congress gives him "fast track" authority for it. He has lobbied hard to win over skeptical...

  • WASHINGTON, June 11- President Barack Obama's quest for "fast-track" negotiating authority on a Pacific Rim trade deal passed its initial tests in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday ahead of a final vote on Friday on contentious trade measures. By a vote of 397-32, the House approved a measure authorizing funds to help workers who lose their jobs as a...

  • WASHINGTON, June 11- President Barack Obama's quest for "fast-track" negotiating authority on a Pacific Rim trade deal passed its first test in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, with another day of voting to come on a contentious package of bills. By a vote of 397-32, the House approved a measure authorizing funds to help workers who lose their jobs as a...

  • WASHINGTON, June 11- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday began debating a package of bills central to President Barack Obama's push for a Pacific Rim trade pact, with considerable doubt still lingering about the outcome expected by week's end. The core of the debate is a bill, already approved by the Senate, that would give Obama "fast-track" trade...

  • WASHINGTON, June 11- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday will debate a package of bills central to President Barack Obama's push for a Pacific Rim trade pact, with considerable doubt still lingering about the outcome expected by week's end. The core of the debate is a bill, already approved by the Senate, that would give Obama "fast-track" trade...

  • House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner urged both parties to back legislation to streamline the passage of trade deals through Congress in a vote his office confirmed would be this week. Some Republicans want concessions from the White House before pledging support for the bill, allowing lawmakers to set negotiating objectives for trade deals like...

  • WASHINGTON, June 10- U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday urged Republicans and Democrats to back key trade legislation at a vote this week.

  • WASHINGTON, June 10- U.S. lawmakers said they have reached a deal on funding to help workers who lose their jobs due to trade, possibly clearing the way for a vote on legislation key to President Barack Obama's signature Pacific trade pact as early as Friday. Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have made progress on legislation related...

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- The discovery of scores of graves in people-smuggling camps in Malaysia is casting a shadow over President Barack Obama's signature trade deal as U.S. lawmakers consider punishing trading partners that are soft on human trafficking. When Menendez, the senior Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was asked if he still...

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- The discovery of scores of graves in people-smuggling camps in Malaysia is casting a shadow over President Barack Obama's signature trade deal as U.S. lawmakers consider punishing trading partners that are soft on human trafficking. That compromise would have replaced Menendez's tougher language, currently in a Senate- passed bill...

  • WASHINGTON, June 4- The U.S. Congress is "within striking distance" of collecting enough votes to pass legislation critical to a major Asian trade pact, House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said on Thursday. But more support for the Trade Promotion Authority bill is still needed, and senior Republicans and Democrats accused each...

  • WASHINGTON, June 4- U.S. House of Representatives Republicans must provide at least 200 votes, of 218 needed, for passage of a controversial fast-track trade bill, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday.

  • Obama signs 'USA Freedom Act' Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 8:46 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    The newly signed 'USA Freedom Act' will leave the bulk storage of phone conversations to telecom companies, NBC News reports.