President Donald Trumps administration is pushing through an agreement that could potentially be the final deal on the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal, despite being opposed by Democrats and many Republicans.
Trump will sign the bill Friday night, according to a senior administration official.
The official said Trump will sign it as the final act of his administration and it is likely to be the only bill that will become law.
TPP is the largest trade agreement in history and would have covered nearly 90 percent of the world’s trade and investment by the end of the 21st century.
It is the most comprehensive and far-reaching free trade agreement the world has ever seen.
In December, the administration negotiated a deal with Canada, Mexico, Japan and 12 other countries to keep the agreement from being derailed.
Trump has repeatedly promised to sign it.
Under the deal, U.K. and Australian trade ministers agreed to boost their negotiating powers to address concerns about U.C.V. However, the TPP was negotiated under a “fast track” system that allows legislation to advance through Congress in secret, and the Senate only approved it in February.
President Trump has promised to “drain the swamp” of lobbyists and political insiders, and he has criticized the TPP for being too secretive.