Obama's Asian trade deal won't get Senate vote this year: McConnell

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Posted: Aug 25, 2016 3:17 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday that the Senate will not vote on President Barack Obama's signature Pacific trade deal this year, punting it to the next president for consideration, The Hill newspaper reported.

"The current agreement, the Trans-Pacific (Partnership), which has some serious flaws, will not be acted upon this year," The Hill quoted McConnell as saying at a Kentucky State Farm Bureau breakfast. "It will still be around. It can be massaged, changed, worked on during the next administration."

(Reporting by David Lawder; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)