Pacific Rim Trade Legislation Clears Key Senate Vote
June 29, 2015
President Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal came one step closer to approval on Tuesday after it cleared a debate-limiting motion by a 60-37 vote.
The Senate is expected to vote on the legislation on Wednesday, after which it will be sent to Obama for review, according to Reuters.
"Today is a very big vote. It's an important moment for the country," said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
According to the Associated Press, most Democrats in Congress oppose the bill, warning that it would result in the large-scale loss of American jobs.
Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio said that the bill's passage would bring a "day of celebration in corporate suites."