Washington prepares to vote on trade, jobs bills

Oct 11, 2011 | 06:00 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  trade, China, currency, Senate, House, lawmakers, Democrats, Republicans obama

NEW YORK — Three major votes were scheduled for Tuesday evening in Washington that could determine the future of the nation’s infrastructure growth, jobs and trade relations.

• At 5:30 p.m., the U.S. Senate was scheduled to vote on the currency manipulation bill—formally known as the Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Act of 2011. In the past week, the bill moved forward overwhelmingly for open debate in the Senate; while a second initial vote for cloture was passed, a final vote on the bill was delayed late Oct. 6 over the finalizing of certain....

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