GOP leaders may need to add sweeteners on the Senate floor to get enough Democrats to back fast-track trade authority. Finance Chairman Hatch, right, and ranking member Wyden earlier shepherded TPA through committee. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Senate leaders are determining what provisions to include in a trade bill that is supported by the White House and the Senate majority, but not many Senate Democrats.
Two bills are expected to be included: TPA, known as fast track, which speeds up consideration of trade deals with Asia and Europe, and TAA, which gives income support and training to workers displaced by international trade.
But Democrats on the fence are demanding sweeteners, and don’t trust they’ll be able to get them after they’ve signed onto the trade agenda. Full story