Obama Picks Words Carefully On Trade Agreement

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January 29, 2014 AT 7:21 AM
In his State of the Union speech, Barack Obama steered clear of directly pushing for fast track approval of the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. Indeed, he touched only briefly on the subject of trade deals – surprising some observers, who were expecting more clearly-worded support for the legislation. “We need to work together on tools like bipartisan trade promotion authority to protect our workers, protect our environment and open new markets to new goods stamped ‘Made in the USA’,” he said. “Listen, China and Europe aren’t standing on the sidelines; and neither – neither should we.”