House vote on Russia trade bill in doubt

Thursday, 12 July 2012

The Congress appears increasingly unlikely to approve a controversial bill to upgrade trade relations with Russia before the November elections, despite a push by the White House and U.S. business groups for votes this month.

... Bill Reinsch, president of the National Foreign Trade Council, which represents big U.S. exporters like Boeing and Caterpillar, said there was still time to pass PNTR this month if House Republican leaders decided they want to move.

"There's always time up there to do something if the will is there to do it. And so we continue to hope that the will is there and they'll get it done," Reinsch said.

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