Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Mitch McConnell Calls TPP Passage Unlikely

A blow to Backroom Globalism in the age of Donald Trump,

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday cast deep doubt on winning approval for President Obama’s trade agenda during his last weeks in office, suggesting that it will be up to the next occupant of the Oval Office to determine the direction of trade policy, reports WaPo.

WaPo continues:
Acknowledging publicly what had become increasingly clear in private, McConnell said that the presidential campaign had produced a political climate that made it virtually impossible to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership in the “lame duck” session after the November elections. 
“The chances are pretty slim that we’d be looking at that this year,” McConnell told reporters at his weekly press briefing.

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