The Diplomatic Envoy


September 2016International NewsU.S.

In His Last Tour of Asia, Obama Pushes Trade and the Environment

President Barack Obama, during his last trip to Asia, brought attention to the TPP which represents an American rebalance toward Asia. He argues it will eliminate tariffs and other protectionist measures with the goal of creating jobs and increasing living standards in all member nations.

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International NewsU.S.

Who Will Fund the Climate Change Agreement?

A major basis for Republican dissent is that President Obama oversteps his constitutional powers by promising funds or negotiating global deals without congressional approval, regardless of subject matter. Those in opposition to the GOP argue that lawmakers do not vote on deals, but on treaties, which require Senate ratification.

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