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    President Obama Bill Signing Ceremony

    President Obama signed two bills at a ceremony in the White House East Room, H.R. 2146, the Defending Public Safety Employees' Retirement Act, and H.R. 1295, the Trade Preferences Expansion…

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    Senator Sherrod Brown on Trade Legislation

    Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) expressed his opposition to pending trade legislation including trade promotion authority (TPA) and trade adjustment assistance (TAA). Senator Brown said TPA…

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    Senator Ron Wyden on Trade Promotion Authority

    Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) expressed his support for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation. He said it needed to pass to “level the playing field.”

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    David Hawkings on the Congressional Agenda

    David Hawkings talked about the congressional agenda. Topics included the Senate vote to advance to debate on a trade promotion authority (TPA) bill, concerns by some House Republicans about…

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    Senate Debate on Trade Promotion Authority

    Senators spoke about trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation after members voted 60-37 in favor of advancing the bill.

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues, including trade promotion authority (TPA) and trade adjustment assistance (TAA) legislation.

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He talked about initiatives for growing the economy and opening new avenues of opportunity for hardworking Americans such as those he expressed…

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    Senator McConnell on Future of Trade Bills

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) spoke about the future of the trade adjustment assistance (TAA) and trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation and the Senate agenda for the…

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    House Debate on Trade Promotion Authority

    The House debated fast-track trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation. TPA would allow Congress to approve or disapprove but not amend trade deals negotiated by the president. TPA passed…

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    House Speaker Weekly Briefing

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues. He commented on the Charleston church shooting and the fast-track trade promotion…

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    Steven Komarow on the Week Ahead in Congress

    Steven Komarow talked about the recent debate in Congress on trade deal that would grant the president fast-track trade authority. He also talked about other key debates in the coming week…

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    Trade Legislation Votes

    Emma Dumain reported by telephone about the defeat of trade adjustment assistance (TAA) legislation and passage of trade promotion authority (TPA) and customs enforcement legislation by the…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He talked about the failure of the House of Representatives to renew trade adjustment assistance (TAA) June 12, 2015, despite the fact that it…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated a motion to concur to Senate amendments on trade promotion authority, trade assistance adjustment, and customs enforcement legislation. The House recessed so that…

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question: “House Democrats Put President Obama’s Trade Deal in Jeopardy” The question was inspired by…

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    Republicans on Trade Legislation Votes

    Representatives Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Steve Scalise (R-LA), and Paul Ryan (R-WI) spoke to reporters following House votes on trade adjustment assistance (TAA), trade promotion authority…

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    Motion to Reconsider Trade Legislation

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) filed a motion to reconsider trade adjustment assistance (TAA) legislation that failed a vote earlier that day.

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    House Debate on Trade Legislation, Part 2

    House members resumed debate on H.R.1314, the Trade Act of 2015, which includes trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation that would allow the president to negotiate trade deals that…

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    President Obama and House Democrats Arriving

    President Obama and Democratic Representatives Nancy Pelosi and James Clyburn were seen in the U.S. Capitol walking to a meeting of the Democratic Caucus to discuss trade legislation that…

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    House Debate on Trade Legislation, Part 1

    House members debated H.R.1314, the Trade Act of 2015, which includes trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation that would allow the president to negotiate trade deals that Congress can…

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