Senator says Congress may get Pacific trade deal within two months

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 13, 2015 2:38 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The No. 2 Republican in the U.S. Senate said on Tuesday U.S. trade officials hoped to present a Pacific trade deal to Congress for consideration within the next two months.

"On the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the U.S. Trade Representative has been calling a number of us and saying that he thinks we are sort of on a two-month trajectory to getting something he'd like us to take up in Congress," Senator John Cornyn told reporters.

(Reporting by Krista Hughes; Editing by Doina Chiacu and Eric Beech)