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originally posted by: TrappedPrincess
Uuum so yeah...so nothing to see here, move along I guess. Frankly I'm surprised but hey maybe things are looking up.
President Obama went out of his way to try and lure people to his side in approving a bill called Trade Adjustment Assistance, or TAA, that was understood to be key to finalizing fast-track trade authority for the administration. (That one is TPA, "trade promotion authority." You can read more here, if you enjoy acronyms.) The House obliterated/crushed/etc. TAA by more than two-to-one, with a vast majority of Democrats and Republicans voting against it.