Senate Sends 'Fast Track' Bill To President's Desk
The Senate narrowly approved President Obama's "fast track" authority Wednesday. Now the bill will go to the president's desk.By Leah Becerra | June 24, 2015
The Senate approved President Obama’s "fast track" authority Wednesday by a 60-38 vote. The bill — also known as the Trade Promotion Authority, or TPA — now makes its way to the president's desk to be signed.
The bill's passage is thanks to a rare alliance between the president and Republicans. But it's not a slam dunk because most Democrats oppose it.
If signed, the bill would create a "fast track" in the legislative process for Obama — as well as the next president — to get trade bills through Congress.