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Obama’s Trade Bill Gets Boost as Mitch McConnell Vows Vote ‘Soon’

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a meeting of The President's Export Council in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building December 11, 2014 in Washington, DC.

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a meeting of The President's Export Council in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building December 11, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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The U.S. Senate will take up legislation to give President Barack Obama the trade negotiating authority he wants “very soon,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said.

“It’s been almost an out of body experience but we’ve been working closely with the White House,” McConnell told reporters Tuesday as he said the trade bill would follow action on two other measures. “We’re working together to try to get it across the finish line.”