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After Setback, Trade Backers Seek Another Round on Capitol Hill

Concerted efforts are underway to save President Barack Obama’s trade agenda, after lawmakers of his own Democratic Party scuttled a vote critical for congressional approval of blockbuster free trade pacts spanning the Atlantic and the Pacific. “This isn’t over yet,” said Republican Congressman Paul Ryan after Friday’s resounding House vote rejecting a retraining program for American workers impacted by trade. In actuality, Democrats strongly favor the retraining program, but voted...

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