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House Rescues Obama’s Free Trade Agenda, but Bill's Fate Uncertain

The U.S. House of Representatives has rescued President Barack Obama’s ambitious Asia-Pacific trade agenda for the time being, but its future remains uncertain. After the president’s free trade agenda suffered a stunning defeat last week, the House voted 218-208 Thursday to pass legislation to give presidents the power to submit trade deals to Congress for an up-or-down vote without amendments. Most Republicans joined with pro-trade Democrats to pass a stand-alone Trade Promotion...

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