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DeLauro's Unfamiliar Role: Opposing Obama On Trade Agreement

DeLauro's Unfamiliar Role: Opposing Obama On Trade Agreement

NEW HAVEN — U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro has been one of President Barack Obama's most loyal allies since she stood on the front porch of her New Haven home on a cold morning in 2008 and endorsed his initial run for the presidency. But recently, DeLauro finds herself in an unfamiliar role as a Democrat battling Obama on one of the marquee issues of his second term: a trade deal with 11 Pacific Rim nations. Politico referred to DeLauro the "de facto leader of the Democratic opposition." DeLauro suggested that the rift was a bit overblown. "I've worked with the president on paid leave, on paycheck fairness ... on community colleges, the overtime rule," she...

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