White House says Congress has no reason to wait until after Nov election to take up TPP

Reuters News
Posted: May 05, 2016 2:08 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday said that it sees no reason to wait until after the Nov. 8 presidential election for Congress to take up discussions on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

"There’s no reason we need to wait that long, particularly when you consider that ratifying the Trans-Pacific Partnership would hasten the end to 18,000 taxes that other countries impose on American goods," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at the daily briefing.

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