Levin Doubts Lame-Duck TPP Vote, Praises Clinton On Trade Ahead Of Convention


The Trans-Pacific Partnership has little chance of coming to a vote in a lame-duck session of Congress — and likely wouldn’t garner enough support to pass anyway, according to House Ways & Means Committee Ranking Member Sandy Levin (D-MI).

[Daily News| July 25, 2016 |Inside US Trade

“It is now increasingly clear that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement will not receive a vote in Congress this year, including in any lame duck session, and if it did, it would fail,” Levin said in a July 25 statement at the start of this week’s Democratic National Convention.

With TPP essentially dead, in Levin’s view, voters should turn their attention to deciding which presidential candidate – Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump – would deliver a trade agenda most beneficial to the majority of Americans.

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