“It shouldn’t need mentioning that trade is a vital part of the state’s economy. In recent years, it’s also been one of the few bright spots.,,,  But Sen. Dick Durbin is not impressed…. The second-ranking senator in the Democratic leadership, he is standing in the way of new trade deals with the European Union and Asian nations.”

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