Vice President Biden talks up TPP in Australia as Congress Republicans say it will not pass this year

Media Release, July 18 2016: “US Vice-President Joe Biden may talk up the TPP in his speech at Sydney University today. But US Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who controls the numbers in the U.S. Senate, declared last week in the Washington Post that the TPP legislation is unlikely to pass Congress this year. He said that the new President should reject or re-negotiate the deal 2017,“ Dr Patricia Ranald, Convener of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network said today.

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