Mitch McConnell: TPP could lose if brought up before elections

On December 10, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned President Obama that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) could be voted down if brought up before the elections. According to The Hill: President Obama is risking defeat of his signature trade deal if he tries to push for passage before a lame-duck session next year. “It certainly shouldn’t come before the election," McConnell told The Washington Post in an interview "I think the president would be making a big mistake to try to have that voted on during the election. There’s significant pushback all over the place," he said. The Washington Post explains that the Fast-Track legislation, passed by Congress last spring, largely lets President Obama determine when TPP will be brought up for up-or-down votes in the House and Senate: Under the terms of the fast-track legislation, Obama must wait 90 days after the announcement of the...(Read Full Post)