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EDITORIAL

Getting Congress nod for fast track authority still a difficult task

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Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR), left, and Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT), right, speak during the Senate Finance Committee hearing on Congress and U.S. Tariff Policy in the Senate Dirksen Office building on April 16, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Congressional leaders in the tax writing committees reached a deal that would allow President Obama "fast track" authority on negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement.

AFTER many months of doubt and uncertainty, there was finally some good news for those hoping for a swift and successful conclusion of the negotiations over a 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal.

Leaders of a key US Senate panel agreed last Thursday on bipartisan legislation