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Senators Voice Doubts On Asia Trade Deal

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May 01, 2014 AT 12:50 PM
Senators from both parties provided a reality check Thursday to the Obama administration's optimism over its trade agenda following some progress in key negotiations with Japan. But Democratic lawmakers, including New York's Sen. Charles Schumer, told the administration's top trade official Thursday that the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership won't win congressional approval anyway, unless it also addresses alleged currency manipulation by Japan. The committee's top-ranking Republican, Sen.