A vote in the Senate on fast track authority legislation could come up late today or tomorrow. Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, filed motions to advance Trade Promotion Authority, while the House approved a stand alone TPA measure. Nebraska Farm Bureau National Affairs Coordinator, Jordan Dux thinks TPA has a good chance of passing the Senate.
Dux says if TPA passes the Senate, things should move very quickly on completing the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement.
He says on the other hand, if TPA fails to pass the Senate, it could mean the death of any Foreign Trade Agreements going forward.
The Senate is expected to not only vote on TPA, but also consider a separate package of trade preferences for African nations, combined with an extension of the Trade Adjustment Assistance bill.