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Posted by August 29, 2016

White House Sees a Path to Approval of Pacific Trade Deal

Photo: White House

Photo: White House

The White House on Monday said it was hopeful it could win congressional approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact before President Barack Obama leaves office, and warned that failing to do so would undermine U.S. leadership in the region.

"The president is going to make a strong case that we have made progress and there is a path for us to get this done before the president leaves office," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told a new briefing ahead of a trip by Obama to Asia this week.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Writing by Tim Ahmann; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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