Phát âm chuẩn cùng VOA – Anh ngữ đặc biệt: Congress Passes Trade Authority (VOA)

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From VOA Learning English, this is the Economics Report. The United States Congress has given President Barack Obama a powerful tool to get trade deals approved. Congress approved what is called “fast track” authority to help Mr. Obama and future presidents negotiate trade agreements. The Senate voted on, and passed, Trade Promotion Authority, or TPA, and the president signed the law soon after. The expanded powers are designed to protect proposed agreements from congressional changes.
The bill’s approval increases chances for two of the biggest trade deals in U.S. history. Under TPA, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership would be approved with simple-majority votes in Congress. Lawmakers could not amend, or change, the agreements. The sudden increase in support for free trade saddened its opponents, like Independent Senator and Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. He said the law helped wealthy interests and not working families. Environmental groups and labor unions also opposed “fast track” authority. Jim Hoffa heads the Teamsters Union, which represents American truck drivers. He said that “bad trade deals” like the TPP will only send jobs overseas and lower wages in the U.S. The trade battle produced rare, political alliances in Washington. President Obama has had strong support from Republican congressional leaders on this issue. Yet the Republican leaders work against the president’s proposals on almost every other issue. TPA sharply divided Democratic lawmakers.

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