Ryan: WH Has ‘More Work to Do’ on TPP

McConnell Demurs on Passing Trade Under Obama

At his weekly news conference Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gave away few specifics from his sit down at the White House with President Barack Obama and Speaker Paul D. Ryan, telling reporters it is important to address the Zika virus to prevent a reactionary response, as he said happened with the 2014 Ebola outbreak.

DeFazio Slams Obama's Trade Push

Rep. Peter A. DeFazio, D-Ore., praised President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union for addressing health care and the economy, but was disappointed Obama did not discuss in detail the new Pacific trade deal.

House Vote Scheduled for Ex-Im Reauthorization

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced Friday that 218 members had signed a discharge petition that will create an Oct. 26 vote to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank.

WH: ‘No Reason’ Congress Can’t Pass Trans-Pacific Partnership in 2016

Following the announcement of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal Monday morning, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said there is “no reason" why Congress can't ratify the agreement in 2016.

Negotiators Announce Trans-Pacific Trade Deal

White House Wants Currency Enforcement Bill

The White House called Thursday for Congress to send President Barack Obama a currency enforcement bill — an issue that has added urgency given the roiling of financial markets after China devalued the yuan.

Asked about China’s recent devaluation, Press Secretary Josh Earnest called on Congress to reconcile differences between House- and Senate-passed currency bills.