House Democrats Deliver Major Blow to Obama's Trade Agenda

Trade package fails in the House, after the president makes a last ditch personal appeal.
1:41 | 06/12/15

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President Obama today did something you rarely see in Washington rushing to the capital in a bowl last ditch attempt to stay. Trade agenda. What's even more rare he was trying to win over members of his own party. At stake a package of ambitious three bills that at stalled because of democratic opposition. After making for almost an hour heat president wasn't sure his pitch and on the trip I don't think I ever LA either vote for. But Democrats who argue the trade deals don't do enough to protect American workers were on swayed. And the trade package was deemed rail in a stunning in fairest thing blow to the president. Even house democratic leader Nancy Pelosi Obama's top ally came out against the legislation. Whatever the deal is with other countries we want a better deal. For America's workers. The trade debate has made for some seriously strange bedfellows. President relying largely on the support of Republican. Today the best idea is to vote via us. Not for the president not for ourselves but for our kids and our grandkids. Obama pulled out all the stops to win over lawmakers even making a surprise appearance at Thursday night's congressional baseball game. Democrats won that game but the president today was not so lucky. Now this fight is far from over one part of the package which would allow the president to negotiate any global trade deals. Mary Bruce ABC news Washington.

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