The Senate passed a bill on Wednesday to give President Barack Obama "fast track" trade authority, sending the measure to his desk for signature. Obama has sought fast track to speed passage of trade deals like the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership through Congress. Obama has made the TPP a top economic priority of his last years in office, and has clashed with many fellow Democrats over the issue. Obama has said he wants to sign both fast track and a bill to aid workers who lose their jobs due to trade. The Senate will vote on the aid bill later Wednesday, sending it to the House, where it is expected to pass. The vote on fast track was 60 to 38.
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