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Rep. John Delaney one of 28 Democrats to support Obama trade bill

Rep. John Delaney one of 28 Democrats to support Obama trade bill

Rep. John Delaney, the former financier and two-term lawmaker from Montgomery County, was one of 28 House Democrats on Friday to support granting fast-track authority for the controversial Pacific Rim trade deal -- a vote fraught with politics for members of both parties. Delaney, whose 6th Congressional District has a higher share of Republican voters than any other in the state, was the only member of Maryland's House delegation to support President Barack Obama's trade effort, which remains in limbo after a series of high-profile votes on Friday. Democrats have long been wary of trade agreements, which set policies on tariffs, quotas and other trade barriers. Opponents,...

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