--Finance Committee Chair Warns Democrats to Stop 'Playing Games'
--Currency Provisions Would Derail TPA
WASHINGTON (MNI) - Fresh off of a stern speech on the the Senate floor,
Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch told reporters Tuesday that failure of the
Senate to vote this afternoon to begin debate on legislation renewing Trade
Promotion Authority would imperil the bill and the entire trade agenda, and
warned that attaching currency provisions would derail the bill.
In comments to reporters near the Senate subway, Hatch warned Democrats to
stop "playing these games" on a motion to begin the TPA debate.
The Senate will vote at 2:30 p.m. ET on a motion to begin debating the TPA
bill, and will need 60 votes to begin formal consideration of the bill.