Obama: U.S. workers will suffer if House doesn't act on trade

June 13, 2015 7:11 PM

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"This is the right thing to do," the president said Saturday in a video. "Trade that's fair and free and smart will grow opportunity for our middle class. It will help us restore the dream we share and make sure that every American who works hard has a chance to get ahead."

Despite the last-minute personal plea put forth by Mr. Obama Friday, the House of Representatives chose to vote overwhelmingly against Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) -- a provision that would renew and expand a current federal program offering aid to workers who had lost or left their jobs becaus...

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