Pacific trade deal: Fast-track measure will pass ‘this week’, McConnell says

Majority leader praises President Obama over Trans-Pacific Partnership as Congressman Paul Ryan suggests momentum will carry to House

Republican majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday the Senate will pass “fast-track” authority to negotiate major trade deals this week, despite opposition to the measure from many of President Barack Obama’s fellow Democrats.

“Yes, we’ll pass it. We’ll pass it later this week,” McConnell said in an interview with ABC. Continue reading