Some Big Markets For SD Out There
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So for that reason I'm a big supporter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that awaits approval by majorities in both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives. The agreement's full text is encyclopedic in size and detail, but good breakdowns are available from supporters and antagonists alike. On the political front, there seems to be strong support from Republicans and mixed support among Democrats, whose most notable champion of TPP is President Obama himself. Meantime, in what I believe is a bow to the the progressive wing of the party, Democratic presidential front runner Hillary Clinton opposes it, after having praised the deal when she was Secretary of State. I think it will ultimately pass if only because of the split among Dems and what seems to be fairly strong popular support, with Pew Research last May noting "there is broad public agreement that international free trade agreements are good for the United States."
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Next Stop? Pacific Rim?
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