June 20th, 2016 | By: Vicki Needman
U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman
was optimistic on Monday that Congress would pass a sweeping Pacific Rim trade agreement this year.
Froman said broad support across the U.S. economy for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) — including agriculture, high-tech and manufacturing industries — is bolstering the Obama administration’s efforts to convince lawmakers to approve the 12-nation deal before President Obama leaves office.
“That support is beginning to trickle through to members of Congress,” he said Monday at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.
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