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Senate clears way for Obama to get fast-track authority to seal trade deals

Mr McConnell, the Republican Senate majority leader, said several trade bills will reach the president's desk before Congress adjourns for a week-long July 4 recess.


THE US Senate advanced legislation that would give President Barack Obama enhanced authority to complete free-trade deals including a landmark agreement with Pacific nations.

The 60-37 vote on Tuesday paves the way for final passage later this week. Because the US House