USA: Trade Rule Passed By One Vote, Moves To Senate Talks
A one-vote majority yesterday pushed through a measure allowing Republicans in the US House of Representatives to begin trade talks with the Senate - but without the support of textile state lawmakers. Rep Jim DeMint, a South Carolina Republican, and Rep Robin Hayes, a North Carolina Republican both withheld their backing after complaining that new wording in the bill offered a loophole that would violate a commitment to keep certain textile dyeing and finishing jobs in the United States.
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