The Washington Post: Obama’s Pacific Rim trade pact picks up big endorsement

01/05/2016

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Jan. 4, 2016 | Source: The Washington Post

The National Association of Manufacturers endorsed President Obama’s Pacific Rim trade pact on Monday, giving a boost to the White House’s efforts to enlist the business community in lobbying for one of the president’s top remaining economic initiatives.

The backing of the nation’s largest manufacturing association was not unexpected, but it came as the Obama administration has sought to increase pressure on Republican congressional leaders to schedule a vote on the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by the summer.

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