Brown was speaking with Sen. Bob CaseyRobert (Bob) Patrick CaseyOPINION | 5 ways Democrats can win back power in the states The real litmus test is whether pro-life democrats vote for pro-life legislation There’s a way to protect consumers and keep good call center jobs in the U.S. MORE Jr. (D-Pa.) in a briefing for reporters in which they expressed their support for renewing the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program, which is a package of training and employment services for American workers who have lost their jobs as a result of foreign trade.

The Hill’s On The Money blog reported on Wednesday that the lawmakers in Congress and the Obama administration could move forward as early as next week on three pending trade deals and a reauthorization of the TAA.