White House set to notify Congress about TPP, start 90-day clock: official

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Posted: Nov 05, 2015 8:29 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is likely to formally notify Congress on Thursday that President Barack Obama intends to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a senior administration official said.

The notification starts a 90-day clock before his signature triggers the next step in a process of seeking final congressional approval for the deal. Text of the landmark U.S.-backed Pacific trade deal was released earlier on Thursday.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Susan Heavey)