Manufacturers press for passage of fast-track authority

The push is on by business groups for Congress to pass expanded trade powers for the White House.

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) started an advertising campaign on Monday across major news websites to further press the issue that is being held up in Congress.

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The series of ads says Congress “must pass” fast-track authority while touting the economic and jobs growth benefits.

“Renewal of TPA is a top priority for manufacturers across the country and is critical to our ability to reach the 95 percent of consumers outside of our borders,” said Linda Dempsey, vice president of international economic affairs at NAM.

“Simply put, manufacturers won’t take no for an answer when it comes to TPA."

Incoming Senate Finance Chairman Ron WydenRon WydenDems slam Yahoo CEO over delay in acknowledging hack Overnight Finance: McConnell offers 'clean' funding bill | Dems pan proposal | Flint aid, internet measure not included | More heat for Wells Fargo | New concerns on investor visas US wins aerospace subsidies trade case over the EU MORE (D-Ore.) is expected to take some time to discuss the TPA legislation with panel members, especially members of his own party who oppose the legislation introduced in early January.

Sen. Max BaucusMax BaucusChina moves to lift ban on US beef Overnight Healthcare: Zika fight stalls government funding talks | Census finds big drop in uninsured | Mental health bill faces wait Glover Park Group now lobbying for Lyft MORE (D-Mont.), who was voted by the Senate last week to become the next U.S. ambassador to China, introduced a bill last month with Senate Finance ranking member Orrin HatchOrrin HatchInternet companies dominate tech lobbying Senate panel approves pension rescue for coal miners Overnight Tech: GOP says internet fight isn't over | EU chief defends Apple tax ruling | Feds roll out self-driving car guidelines | Netflix's China worries MORE (R-Utah) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.).

Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidMoulitsas: The year of the woman Overnight Tech: Lawmakers, tech talk diversity | Group raises security worries over internet handoff | FCC commish wants probe into debate Wi-Fi The Trail 2016: The fallout MORE (D-Nev.) said he opposes fast-track authority while President Obama said he will continue to urge Congress to pass a bill that would smooth passage for any trade deals that reach Capitol Hill.