Obama's Trade Deal Suffers Setback From Democrats
Senate Democrats have blocked consideration of a measure that would have granted the president "fast-track" negotiating authority on trade deals.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | May 12, 2015
"The motion is not agreed to."
And with that, the Senate blocked debate on a bill that would have given President Obama what's known as fast-track authority. A defeat handed to him not by Republicans but from members of his own party. (Video via C-SPAN)
Tuesday’s vote could make it a lot harder for President Obama to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership.