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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Obama Administration Gives up on Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Donald Trump’s victory in Tuesday’s presidential election has prompted President Barack Obama to abandon the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, the Wall Street Journal reported late Friday.

According to the Journal, the White House had hoped to push the deal forward in the lame-duck session of Congress, assuming Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton had won the election. Her loss has already changed the political landscape:

Just days after Donald Trump surprise victory, U.S. officials said Republican congressional leaders had made clear that they wouldn’t consider the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership in the remainder of Mr. Obama’s term. The White House had lobbied hard for months in the hope of moving forward on the pact if the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, had won.



Anonymous said...

Can we get the KeyStone pipeline on the agenda now?!

Anonymous said...

How do you or I benefit from the Keystone Pipeline?
Do you work for one of the big oil companies?
Is it your land that will be confiscated to install the pipeline?
Is it your well water that is in danger from the pipeline?

Anonymous said...

I understand that pipe lines break once in a while what I don't understand is why.It seems to me that built strong enough and with enough expansion and contraction joints in the proper places with constant ongoing inspections done right a pipe line ought to last a hundred years.We can send a man to the moon but we can't build a pipe line that won't break?

Anonymous said...

Watch the back door during this lame duck session, especially around 1:00 a.m.

Anonymous said...

Drain that SWAMP!

Anonymous said...

November 16, 2016 at 7:35 PM:

Republicans in charge of congress now, and they will still be in charge in the new congress. Nothing will change that at 1:00 AM with the lame duck congress. The lame duck congress is the same one we start out with in the new congress. No back door shenanigans necessary.