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Skeptical US Lawmakers Await Text of Massive Pacific Trade Pact

Even before the text of a massive Pacific Rim free trade accord is made public, U.S. lawmakers of both political parties are voicing skepticism about the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s chances of being approved by Congress next year. “Very tough,” Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa told VOA. "Doesn’t mean it can’t be done, but it is going to be a tough lift.”   “Next year is an election year, and in an election year it’s hard to do anything of major consequence,” said...

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