WASHINGTON — A bill designed to save tens of thousands of U.S. textile jobs is being sent to the President for his signature, now that the Senate on Wednesday approved the measure.

Lawmakers from textile-producing states for more than a year have been fighting to keep textile dyeing, printing and finishing jobs from being lost to the Caribbean Basin. At issue is a Customs ruling put into a trade bill passed two years ago by Congress granting duty-free breaks to apparel made in the region of U.S. textiles.

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