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TPP faces defeat in Congress: Ryan

Thursday, September 08, 2016 - 00:32

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal still faces an uphill battle in Congress. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday said the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement still faces an uphill battle for support in Congress and that he was not inclined to bring it up for a vote, because it would not pass. U.S. President Barack Obama's Pacific trade deal with partners in Asia would "go down" in any vote held now, Ryan told reporters at a regular press briefing. "If you bring it up, it's going to go down, I don't think we should bring up a bill that goes down," Ryan said.

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TPP faces defeat in Congress: Ryan

Thursday, September 08, 2016 - 00:32