House Democrats overwhelmingly rejected a key provision in President Obama’s trade deal Friday. And for a moment at least, a cornerstone of Obama’s second-term legacy appeared to be in ruins.
And then Obama’s agenda was dramatically salvaged — for the moment — by House Republicans.
The trade deal is not a done deal. But it’s not dead, either.
By a bipartisan vote of 126-302, the House rejected a provision expanding trade adjustment assistance for workers who will inevitably be buffeted by the unforgiving winds of the global economy.
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