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Boehner: TPA Hard To Do 'When the President Won't Even Stand up And Ask For It'

House Speaker John Boehner signaled the House may not rush to take up trade promotion authority (TPA), also known as fast-track authority. When asked if it would be a priority in the 114th Congress, Boehner replied, “I’ve been trying to do trade promotion for three years. But it’s hard to do when the president won’t even stand up and ask for it.” Obama has said he would like the authority, but he has not made the request to Congress.



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