November 5, 2015 / 1:29 PM / 2 years ago

White House set to notify Congress about TPP, start 90-day clock: official

1 Min Read

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with agriculture and business leaders about the Trans-Pacific Partnership at the Department of Agriculture in Washington October 6, 2015.Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is likely to formally notify Congress on Thursday that President Barack Obama intends to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a senior administration official said.

The notification starts a 90-day clock before his signature triggers the next step in a process of seeking final congressional approval for the deal. Text of the landmark U.S.-backed Pacific trade deal was released earlier on Thursday.

Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Susan Heavey

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below