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TPP bill not clearing Congress anytime soon

The legislative process of the US Congress on the Trans-Pacific Partnership bill is likely to be long and very messy and ugly, with no guarantee that it will actually be passed in the end

Mr Obama has included commitments to help American workers who lose their jobs as a result of trade through so-called trade adjustment subsidies and by allowing lawmakers to monitor the implementation of the TPP and other trade accords.

THE legendary German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck once remarked that if "you like laws and sausages, you should never watch either one being made". His advice could certainly be applied to the legislative process of the US Congress that can be messy and even ugly, but can also produce at the end...

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