Related Links: Key House Vote Looms in September for U.S.-Russia Trade Bill U.S.-Russia Trade Bill On Fast Track to Passage A bill that would result in tariff cuts on U.S. construction-equipment exports to Russia is heading toward a Senate vote. The measure, which would establish permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) with Russia, cleared a hurdle on Nov. 16, when the House approved it on a 365-43 vote. In the Senate, Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) said he would work to get the bill through that chamber by late December.The measure has the support of groups such as the Association
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