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Timeline for Congressional Action on TPA Begins to Take Shape

After President Obama called for renewal of presidential trade promotion authority (TPA) in Tuesday’s State of the Union address, discussion turned quickly to the possible timeline for congressional action on TPA.

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) told reporters he would like to see a TPA bill introduced by the end of this month and hold a markup on the legislation by the end of February.