President Obama delivers SOTU address, mentioning trade agreements, AIDS-free generation

Published on February 14, 2013 at 3:27 AM · No Comments

"President Barack Obama outlined an ambitious agenda in his State of the Union address Tuesday that included raising the minimum wage, increasing spending on infrastructure, attacking climate change and passing gun-control legislation," the Wall Street Journal reports (2/13). "Obama used his State of the Union address Tuesday night to urge the United States to pass two key trade agreements, including the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership [TPP] and a new deal with the European Union that human rights [activists] say will impede access to medicines and degrade labor standards," the Huffington Post's "Politics" blog writes, noting "public health officials said they have been troubled by the [TPP], as the Obama administration has sought provisions that would increase the cost of drugs at home and abroad" (Carter, 2/12).

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