Senator Durbin says key vote on fast-track bill in doubt

Reuters News
Posted: May 11, 2015 6:21 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. Senate on Monday raised doubts that there was enough support among Democrats to propel controversial trade legislation over a procedural hurdle on Tuesday.

Speaking to reporters, Senator Dick Durbin said, "At this point it's very questionable" that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, can round up the 60 votes needed to limit debate on whether to formally bring "trade promotion authority" legislation onto the Senate floor.

(Reporting By Richard Cowan; Editing by Bill Trott)