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  • House completes Obama trade package; now for Pacific pact Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 12:10 AM ET

    Obama had said he wanted to sign that bill alongside the "fast track" negotiating authority that Congress approved a day earlier. The first, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, involves the United States, Japan, Canada and nine other Pacific Rim nations. The fast-track law allows Congress to ratify or reject such agreements, but not change or filibuster them.

  • *Senate passes worker aid bill, send to the House. After a six-week congressional battle including two brushes with failure, some fancy legislative footwork and myriad backroom deals to keep the legislation alive, the Senate voted 60 to 38 to grant Obama the power to negotiate trade deals and send them on a fast track through Congress. Final passage could push the...

  • WASHINGTON, June 24- U.S. lawmakers approved legislation key to securing a hallmark Pacific trade deal by a comfortable margin on Wednesday, advancing President Barack Obama's efforts to strengthen U.S. economic ties with Asia. After a six-week congressional battle including two brushes with failure, some fancy legislative footwork and myriad backroom...

  • *Senate poised to vote on fast-track trade bill. WASHINGTON, June 24- President Barack Obama's bid to boost U.S. economic ties with Asia neared approval on Wednesday, when a six-week congressional battle will culminate in a decisive Senate vote on legislation needed to seal his hallmark Pacific Rim trade deal. The Senate voted 60-37 on Tuesday to clear a...

  • WASHINGTON, June 24- President Barack Obama's drive for "fast-track" trade negotiating authority got a new boost on Wednesday when House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi announced she will support a companion bill providing aid to American workers hurt by trade deals. "I will support its passage because it can open the door to a full debate" on the Trans-Pacific...

  • Republican-led US Congress hands Obama major win on trade Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 3:10 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— In a triumph of divided government, the Republican-controlled Congress passed major trade legislation Wednesday that was long-sought by President Barack Obama but vehemently opposed by most lawmakers in his party. The measure to strengthen Obama's hand in global trade talks cleared the Senate on a vote of 60-38, and will go to the White House...

  • *Senate poised to vote on fast-track trade bill. WASHINGTON, June 24- President Barack Obama's bid to boost U.S. economic ties with Asia was poised for a win on Wednesday, when a six-week congressional battle will culminate in a decisive Senate vote on legislation needed to seal his hallmark Pacific Rim trade deal. The Senate voted 60-37 on Tuesday to clear a...

  • WASHINGTON, June 23- Democrats were prepared to quickly come up with a legislative solution should the U.S. Supreme Court rule in the next few days to invalidate a central part of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, party leaders in the Senate said on Tuesday. "The Supreme Court, I'm hopeful and confident, will rule the right way.

  • WASHINGTON— Congress' upheaval over trade has exposed turmoil within a House Democratic caucus that's grown smaller and more liberal in recent years as moderates have been ousted in successive election bloodlettings. Just as the tea party wing of the Republican Party has pulled the entire GOP to the right and hampered attempts at compromise on Capitol Hill,...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— President Barack Obama is calling House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi an "extraordinary partner in Congress," despite their split on trade. Friday evening in San Francisco, Pelosi told more than 50 donors who paid up to $33,400 that Obama's executive actions have been "fabulous." The fundraiser was at the home of hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer...

  • Fast-track not necessary for deal: Nancy Pelosi Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 1:43 PM ET
    Fast-track not necessary for deal: Nancy Pelosi

    CNBC's John Harwood sits down with Representative Nancy Pelosi to discuss fast-track and trade negotiations.

  • 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 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 made a last-ditch personal appeal to congressional Democrats to back his trade agenda on Friday as his goal of strengthening U.S. economic ties with Asia hung in the balance. Hours before divided lawmakers were due to vote on legislation central to his hallmark Pacific Rim trade deal, Obama visited Capitol Hill with...

  • 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. 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...