Graham warns Obama trade agenda at risk

Doug Palmer
One of the Senate’s most vocal critics of China’s currency practices has warned President Barack Obama that his trade agenda is at risk because of the failure of U.S. negotiators to push for enforceable rules against currency manipulation in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.

“Mr. President, you are imperiling your own trade policy,” Sen. Lindsey Graham said in a letter sent to the president, a copy of which was obtained by POLITICO today as Obama began his four-nation, Asia trip. “Going forward, it is imperative currency be addressed in your trade negotiations and enforcement mechanisms are articulated.”