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November 4, 2022

Republican Takeover Could Embolden Biden Trade Agenda

POLITICO Pro

Trade attorney Nasim Fussell was quoted in a POLITICO Pro article discussing the potential impact the midterms will have on the Biden Administration's trade agenda. The 2022 congressional elections could see a flip in both the House and possibly the Senate, giving Republicans the opportunity to push President Biden toward a more active trade liberalization agenda. Ms. Fussell commented that Republicans could put pressure on the Biden Administration to figure out a way to get back into the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), formally known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

"That's going to be a very difficult conversation, but certainly worth having in my opinion" because China's increasingly aggressive trade and military posture makes the national security argument in favor of the agreement even stronger than when the Obama Administration initially negotiated the pact, she said.

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