The U.S. Senate approves President George Bush’s "trade promotion authority" bill by a 66-30 vote margin, paving the way for the expansion of the North American Free Trade Agreement. The bill gives Bush limited negotiating authority, but expands the free-trade zone to include developing countries. It also provides compensation to domestic workers displaced by foreign competition. A provision of the bill, the Dayton-Craig amendment, was adopted by a 61-38 Senate vote, allowing Congress to ...
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